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 – Little Falls High School, 1914 (Addition 1936)

  Dedicated on Friday, January 9, 1914, the third high school built in Little Falls, Minnesota, was a grand three-story structure situated near the heart of downtown. Located on First Street Northeast between Second and Third Avenues, the school was touted as a model and as “…one of the best…

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Remembering Joan Mondale

Joan Mondale, wife of former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale, passed away yesterday at the age of 83. Articles such as this one in the StarTribune note Joan’s public service, particularly her support of the arts. In her role as honorary chair of the Federal Council on the Arts and Humanities,…

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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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