2011 - I was long overdue for a retake of the old station. I stopped by with my photo gear packed and retook this image 31 years later. Notice how the life taken right out of the scene after becoming a Marathon "Quick Stop". With close inspection, you can see that it is the same building and the pumps are pretty close to the same location.
Take a peak at what was here 31 years earlier
Nice capture of the old bridge! Had I known how fast these would disappear, maybe I'd have grabbed a few more images myself. Here's one of my own favorite images of the old one by Jordan. http://www.panoramio.com/photo/52801883
After finding this image of yours on Google Earth, I packed my own photo equipment with me when I had business that required me to drive from my home in the Minneapolis area and spend a week in Winnipeg. On my return trip, I pulled out my printed copy of your image and hand written directions in search of this magnificent building. When I arrived here on July 21st, 2011, I found only a pile of ruins where this once stood.
Thank you "Cadguy" for capturing this image, as this is the ONLY image I'll have of once magnificent building!
Go here to see what I was in search of... http://www.panoramio.com/photo/50925936
Might this be Union Point?
"Church of St. Thomas - Jessenland - Nucleus of Minnesota's first Irish settlement - One of the oldest parishes in the state. Oldest parish in the New Ulm Diocese. Parish established in 1855. Present church built in 1870."
"This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior - Established 1855 - Built 1870"
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior - Established 1855 - Built 1870