Collections Carousel – Leather Briefcase of Charles A. Fortier

No image of the professional man in the United States in 1951 would be complete without the ubiquitous briefcase.  Little Falls City Attorney, Charles A. Fortier, purchased this beautifully decorated hand-tooled leather briefcase during a family vacation in Tijuana, Mexico, in 1951.  Charles Alexander Fortier was born in Little Falls,…

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Family Fun Day – June 3

During political races, it’s become popular for candidates to refer to the founding documents of the United States of America: The Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. How many Americans have read these important documents? Visitors to The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum will have an opportunity to receive…

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Flensburg Post Office

The United States Postal Service (USPS) is looking into to closing up to 3,700 post offices around the country in order to curb costs. Many of the post offices on the list are in small communities. The Minnesota list includes one post office in Morrison County … the Flensburg post…

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Preserving the Trees at Pine Grove Park

The demolition of the Dewey-Radke House in Little Falls, MN, this summer brought another historic site into sharp focus for those of us at the Morrison County Historical Society – Pine Grove Park. When the park was founded in 1907, it was considered one of the last remaining stands of…

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