Marine Ferry, ca. 1925
The Marine Ferry began in 1856 and helped countless number of people cross the St. Croix River. It started carrying horses and wagons and when it ended in 1954 it was mainly carrying across automobiles.
Stillwater popcorn vendor, George Goutsos, ca. 1940s.
Popcorn has been a part of our culture for decades and continues to be one of the favorite snacks of Americans for most any event. Even in Stillwater, the popcorn wagon sat on the street corner popping corn and selling bags of the snack to passersby as early as the 1890s.
By the mid-1940s, popcorn wagons became motorized and George Goutsos, a Greek immigrant, became the town popcorn vendor. Goutsos would drive his popcorn truck around to most of the community events and there are people around today that still remember him parked at the high school football games selling popcorn to eager high school students.