Vernon Center Hall Program
Vernon Center Pig
would like to hear from residents in and around Vernon Center who can help
us fill in some of the history of the town. We also need
information on where some of the homes pictured here, were
located and who some of the people are. If you have
information or stories you would like added to the site, send them
in! To find out how Vernon Center got it's name, learn more
about the sister town of Edgewood and lots more, contact
City Hall to purchase a copy of the new booklet:
"Vernon Center Minnesota 150 Years 1856-2006" by
on the Loose!
A large pig
was found wandering near the Depot this afternoon!
Local residents attempted to round him up, but his size
intimidated even the bravest of men!
succumbed to the late afternoon heat and dropped dead near
the railroad tracks. It has yet to be determined
who he belonged to, but some residents claim to have seen
him coming from the farm just east of the
tracks. The farmer has not been reached for
the pig and his demise can be seen here.
Harness and Shoes Shop Opens!
Gust Nelson recently opened a new Harness
and Shoes Shop here in Vernon Center. Gust is set up to
provide everything you need to dress up your Team! For
top performance check out the new and better Jim Dandy
Harness! The Jim Dandy is guaranteed against defective
material or workmanship.
Gust has purchased a home for himself and
his family here in Vernon Center and is looking forward to
getting to know all of his neighbors and making a real
contribution to the community!
You can meet Gust, visit his shop and meet
his wife and family here.
Center Hall Dedication
On May 17, 1911, the new Vernon Center
Hall (Opera House) will be dedicated. A special
program has been organized by the Vernon Center Hall
Association. Persons involved in organizing the event
included: F.H. Barnes; C.E. Brown; F.C. Wilbur;
J.J. Flachsenhar; F.D. Fleming; H.C. Kraus; C.F. Force; L.C.
Rew; F.C. Wendt; E.T. Champlin; C.M. Warren; F.E. Cooper; H.
Francis; Rob G. Champlin; F. Ray Cooper; W.J. Richter; E.R.
Kennedy; Harry Halverson and C.H. Halverson.
A variety of fun events are planned. A
special music program will be held at 2 p.m. At 4 p.m. a
variety of events will be going on throughout the
community. An evening program of dancing to the Lamm
Orchestra, will start at 8 p.m. and run until 1:00
If you are interested in more details about the
afternoon and evening program, you may view the program here.
Our local Catholic, Baptist and Methodist
churches are mainstays in our community and provide not only
as places of worship, but gathering places for all members
of the family.
Hours of Sunday worship vary. Please speak
to the pastor or priest for this
You can see each of our churches here.
There are a variety of
activities to be found in and around Vernon Center.
Some of our residents enjoy picnics, visits to the ball park
or even participating on the baseball team! For
many of our young people, taking a stroll across the new
bridge on a summer afternoon can be pleasurable.
Special events, like the recent Glidden tour offer
excitement for all, as do the balloon excursions down in
Krause's flat. For some, showing off the latest
technological innovations in agricultural equipment makes
for a fun day!
Take a look at some of of these fun
Faces of Vernon Center
Take a tour of some of our community's fine
homes and take a stroll down the main streets of our
Vernon Center recently purchased new street
lights and resurfaced our well maintained streets. We
think these are improvements that will be appreciated by
residents and visitors alike.
How many of the homes can your
Start your tour