Morrison County Historical Society Hosts Silent Auction in December

During December 2017, the Morrison County Historical Society is hosting a silent auction with a twist: The items that are part of the auction are themed around preservation and history. Among the preservation-related items, there is a 100-year-old dresser that has been fully refinished, a photo restoration service, and a…

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Collections Carousel – Government Witness Trees of 1852 N.S. Survey

              These wood survey posts were donated to the Morrison County Historical Society (MCHS) in 1940 by assistant county engineer, Roy Johnson. Identified in MCHS accession records as “Government Witness Trees of 1852 N.S. Survey,” they were intended to serve as permanent objects marking…

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Collections Carousel – Printing Plate for 1936 Condition Map of Minnesota Trunk Highways

The 1930s may have been a time of economic crisis but that did not stop all progress, including the improvement of roads. This 1936 printing plate for a Condition Map of Minnesota Trunk Highways, published by the State of Minnesota, Department of Highways, in St. Paul, Minnesota, shows that most…

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Collections Carousel – Cushing Creamery Company Serving Dish and Letter Opener

The Cushing Creamery Company got its start on June 11, 1912, with the incorporation of the Cushing Creamery Association.  Located in Cushing, Minnesota, a town in northwestern Morrison County, the co-operative creamery turned milk and cream from local farmers into butter, dried milk and buttermilk.  After the first creamery buildings…

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