Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Robertson Lumber –
The first Robertson Lumber was established by Alec Robertson in Minto, ND in 1881, before North Dakota became a state. His brother, Alvin Robertson, followed the Great Northern Railroad establishing lumber yards all along the route. By the mid 1960’s there were 24 Robertson Lumber yards in northern North Dakota and 19 in northern Minnesota. The Company also had a wholesale outlet, Lumber Dealers Supply, in East Grand Forks. They also operated two gas stations and a lumber mill in Osage, Minnesota cutting 5 million board feet annually. At one time Robertson Lumber handled all types of lumber supplies’ and was the dealer for Anderson Windows, Skil Power tools, Stanley tools and Kwikset locks.