By P. J. Reynolds (exclusive online content to accompany The Depot Express newsletter, Summer 2014) Bemidji has changed a lot over the years. Tons of tourist attractions have come and gone, but there is one attraction that many old timers will always remember: the Bemidji Belle and the Dixie Belle. During the 1950s the Bemidji Belle and the Dixie Belle were very popular tourist attractions. They used to sit at a dock which was at the water front near the Paul and Babe statue. The Bemidji Belle was a 66 foot knotty pine stern-wheeler. It was launched on May 21, […]
By P.J. Reynolds (This story is part of the electronic portion of The Depot Express newsletter, Spring 2014, and did not appear in the print edition) Do you remember your first car? Was it a sports car? Was it a Junker? Was it a lemon? What year was it? Was it vintage? Do you still have it? If you do, and you think it’s vintage you should enter it in the Paul Bunyan Vintage Auto Club show on July 20th this year, in 2014. But you’re probably wondering how the Auto Club first came to be? Well…It’s the year of […]
Thanks to David Quam, footage of Bemidji in 1937 is now available online! The film includes scenes from the 1937 Winter Carnival Parade, business, sports, recreation, and comedy in the area.