HISTORIC FORSYTH PICTURES
- 1961 (page 2 of 2)
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These pictures were given to me by Albert
Martens, but he didn't know who took them. They
were all taken on a winter day in 1961.
This is a great picture of the
Alexander building. Forsyth had two major hotels in the early
days, The Alexander and the Commercial (which later became the
Hotel Howdy). They were operated by two rival businessmen. The
Alexander was later renamed the Joseph. Forsyth Drug and Tillitt
Insurance occupied space in the building as well. The hotel
lobby also served as the Greyhound Bus Depot for many years.
This is the corner of 10th and
Main, and shows the east side of the Roxy building.
(Unfortunately, whoever took this series of pictures forgot to
take any of the Roxy itself!) The gas station, which has the
same building style as the Roxy, was built in 1931, a year after
the Roxy was completed. It became a Texaco station sometime in
This is the lumber yard which
occupied the area where Van's IGA is located today. Thompson
Yards later became part of the now-defunct United Building
The Forsyth train depot still
stands today, but the area in front of it is now occupied by
First State Bank. Notice the train in the background; that's the
North Coast Hiawatha, Northern Pacific's passenger train,
complete with a Vista Dome car. NP ran two or three passenger
trains a day through Forsyth until ceasing passenger service in
the late '60s.
Another view of the rail yard in
1961. First State Bank stands in the area between the two
cottonwood trees today.