Collections Carousel – Rain Gauge from La Fond Building Supplies, Inc., Circa 1970

Minnesotan’s love to talk about weather – “Did you notice how warm it was the other day?” “Man is it windy.” “I wonder when we’ll get some rain.” A premium, or giveaway, from LaFond Building Supplies, Inc. of Little Falls, this rain gauge would have been a welcome gift to…

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Collections Carousel – Postcard of Swinging Bridge at Charles A. Lindbergh State Park, Circa 1940

  On Monday, March 23, 1931, Minnesota Governor Floyd B. Olson signed the bill that created Charles A. Lindbergh State Park. A well-loved asset for the City of Little Falls and the entire state of Minnesota, the park draws visitors from across the nation and the world. This photo postcard…

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Collections Carousel – Triner Scale, Circa 1965

Before the electronic age, when digital scales became the preferred mechanism for measuring the weight of mail, handheld scales were often used to determine postal rates. This small (4.875″ x 2.75″) metal scale, manufactured by the Triner Scale & Manufacturing Company, Inc., of Memphis, Tennessee, was intended for home use.…

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Collections Carousel – Bison Bone, circa 1830

One of the earliest additions to the collections of the Morrison County Historical Society (MCHS) was a bison bone that was donated to the organization in 1938 by John William (J. W.) Crossfield of Little Falls, Minnesota. The bone documents the presence of bison in the area that is now…

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