Grain Belt print advertisement signed by Charles E. Kiewel, president of Minneapolis Brewing Company, 1951.

Grain Belt newspaper advertisement

Grain Belt print advertisement signed by Charles E. Kiewel, president of Minneapolis Brewing Company, 1951.

Black and white photograph of the buildings of the Kiewel Brewing Company in Crookston, ca. 1910s

Kiewel Brewing Company

The buildings of the Kiewel Brewing Company in Crookston, ca. 1910s. The building on the right still stands in 2017.

Black and white photograph of the original buildings of the Crookston Brewing Company, ca. 1890s.

Crookston Brewing Company

The original buildings of the Crookston Brewing Company, ca. 1890s. The building on the left burned down shortly after Kiewel bought the property; it was later replaced.

Advertisement in Both Sides newspaper for White Seal Beer from Kiewel Brewing Company, November 12, 1914.

White Seal Beer Advertisement

Advertisement in Minneapolis Both Sides newspaper for White Seal Beer from Kiewel Brewing Company, November 12, 1914.

Black and white photograph of Charles E. Kiewel, ca. 1915.

Charles E. Kiewel

Charles E. Kiewel, ca. 1915.

Kiewel, Charles E. (1875–1969)

Charles Kiewel continued his father Jacob’s brewing legacy by owning and managing multiple breweries, including Kiewel Brewing Company in Crookston. His diverse business interests, from creameries to a farm to a bank, set him apart as one of Crookston’s most well-known businessmen.

Black and white photograph of the Crookston sawmill as pictured in E. D. Childs album, ca. 1890–1915.

Crookston sawmill

Crookston sawmill as pictured in E. D. Childs album, ca. 1890–1915.

Postcard depicting the sawmill at Crookston, 1912.

Sawmill at Crookston

Postcard depicting the sawmill at Crookston, 1912.

Black and white photograph of logs in the Red Lake River at Crookston, ca. 1890–1910.

Logs at Crookston

Logs in the Red Lake River at Crookston, ca. 1890–1910.

Black and white photograph of of loggers and banked logs taken from E. D. Childs photo album, ca. 1890–1920.

Log banking for the sawmill

Photograph of loggers and banked logs taken from E. D. Childs photo album, ca. 1890–1920.

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