Print, Photographic
E. A. Everett. Material: paper. Size: 6" x 8". Description: black and white photograph; E. A. Everett, "could accomplish more work in one day than any man I know. He quit school at the age of 15 to help his father in the milling business, and through his management it grew into a million dollar concern. There were many times when he would not leave the office for several days at a time. He took great interest in his city and was responsible for the first pavement in Waseca. When you enjoy the nice trees and blossoms on old Lake, Wood, and Elm Avenues, you can't help thinking of him, because he was the man who engineered the planting of those trees. He was a great lover of the out-of-doors. He had one of the best collections of mounted birds, and they are now the property of the New Richland High School. He became interested in the Boy Scout movement and it was then that I learned to love him. He accomplished a great deal with the boys before his death. He gave to the school district the old mill office, now called the Community Building, to be used for boy and girl scout meetings. Frankly, I want to say that he was my inspiration and he did a great deal for me. I cherish his memory. He passed away in November 1928. 1-4-54" See accession 1.04.47.
The donor is the great-grandson of William Everett, co-founder with Aughenbaugh, of the E. A. Co Mill in Waseca County. The Everett home, built by William's son Edward Everett, overlooking the east end of Clear Lake, was a showplace in its time, a classic Victorian-style home, the Everett house was demolished in 1958; it was an architectural and historical loss to Waseca County.