MCHS Presents Prohibition Exhibit at Morrison County Fair

Imagine a popular product enjoyed by many in the general population suddenly becoming illegal. What might you do to get your hands on this product? How might law enforcement react to those in possession or selling this illegal product? The United States of America conducted just such a social experiment…

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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 – Swanville’s McRae Brothers and George W. Friedrich Park

While doing research for the Stearns History Museum on George W. Friedrich Park, a natural conservation area in southeast St. Cloud, Minnesota, that is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places, I stumbled across a wonderful tidbit of information that directly ties the early history of the site to…

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