Minnesota Prairie Roots

Writing and photography by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

Vintage snapshots from Vergas October 30, 2019

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THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT AN AGED pick-up truck… Perhaps it’s the agrarian connection or the nostalgic appeal. Or even the vehicle design that conveys comfort in its rounded shape.

Whatever the reasons, I am draw to vintage pick-up trucks. Randy, too. He wishes he owned one. And a 1964 Chevy, too.

But since we don’t and never will, I settle for visual enjoyment with my eyes and through the camera lens.



As I waited in the van recently for Randy outside a Vergas, Minnesota convenience store, a lovely old pick-up pulled up to the gas pumps. Without hesitation, I grabbed my camera, stepped from the van and snapped a few images of the portable piece of art temporarily parked at the pump.



And then I swung my camera the other way to photograph the store exterior because that appealed to me visually also with its welcoming front porch and log cabin style design.



Then we were off to find the world famous Vergas loon sculpture. And, as we passed through the business district, I snap-shotted the hardware store sign through the window. Because I have this thing about hardware stores, too, and about signs. Small town memories and art.

© Copyright 2019 Audrey Kletscher Helbling


20 Responses to “Vintage snapshots from Vergas”

  1. These are wonderful. Love that pickup!

  2. I wonder how many loons one could spot walking around town – love the added loon in the hardware sign. Happy Exploring – Happy Day – Enjoy 🙂

  3. Missy’s Håndarbeid (Missy’s Crafty Mess) Says:

    That is a really cool looking old truck!

  4. One Minnesota Writer Says:

    Those old pickup trucks are wonderful to look at. At one of the gas stations in our neighborhood, there is often an old International pickup parked beneath the station sign and it looks so cool sitting there. A throwback in time that is really an appealing little break of nostalgia.

  5. valeriebollinger Says:

    What brought you through Vergas? We’ve been there…to eat at a friend’s family super club in town. But we were intentional about going to Vegas! ha

  6. Brian Says:

    It brings back memories of riding with my grandpa in his Studebaker. Nice pictures and thoughts.

  7. Kim Sisto Robinson Says:

    OOOO, that truck has a story to tell)))!! x

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