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Anderson Livery and Drayline

(Manfred Livery)

Location: Block 4, Lot 15

Proprietor: Olaf Anderson

Year Started: 1900

Year Ended: 1930

History of Business: Anderson Motor Company burned down November 6, 1930. Olaf Anderson was planning on rebuilding the business, but in 1931 he had a fatal heart attack.

This is a note from the Minot Daily News rerun on December 25, 1981 about the business – Olaf Anderson ran a garage, sold and traded horses and operated a livery barn on Main Street, Manfred. He operated two or three rigs to take salesmen north and south to the Soo Line. These salesmen stayed at the hotel. Anderson also hauled timbers that arrived on the Soo Line for the railroad bridge east of Wellsburg. In winter, Anderson would harvest Ice that was used by the Soo Line at Division Point. With a crew of 20 men, he hauled ice from the James River to a loading platform, one of the busiest places in town (Manfred).

Double Blue Daisy – Anderson Livery and Drayline

Reference points:

Red rectangle - Manfred School

Blue rectangle - Vang Lutheran Church

Purple rectangle – Post Office/Bank

Green rectangle – Solheim Station