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Community namesake Alex Esko, his wife Eva and family pose in front of their house just west of the Midway River in the early 1890s. A native of Finland, Alex came to the U.S. in 1880, settled in Thomson and became a railroad land agent. In 1919 he built a general store at the intersection of today's Thomson Road and Highway 61. The site became known as Esko's Corner, the name by which the community was known until the first post office was established in 1935 and named Esko. Photo Courtesy of Esko Histo...

Esko book hits the pages of history

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Davis Helberg, chairman of the Esko History Book Committee, heaved a big sigh of relief as the group's lengthy labor of love made its trip to the printers at last. What was to have been a comparatively simple two-year project had taken on a life of its own.


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