Stone Rubbing Class & Cemetery Talk

Calvary Cemetery in Little Falls, Minnesota, is the final resting place of Nathan Richardson, Father of Morrison County. Join the Morrison County Historical Society on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at 10 a.m. at Calvary Cemetery in Little Falls for a talk about “Uncle Nate’s” role in Morrison County history. During…

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Collections Carousel – First National Bank of Little Falls Coin Bank

Established in 1889, the First National Bank of Little Falls, Minnesota, was the first national bank to be organized in Morrison County. The bank’s founding was a mark of the rapid growth of the progressive central Minnesota community. Many of the original incorporators were influential men with ties throughout the…

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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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Collections Carousel – Z. N. Barnes Cats

Z. N. Barnes loved cats, or at least he loved taking pictures of them. One family cat in particular, a beautiful tabby , was photographed numerous times in various states of repose – sleeping, snoozing, staring; in boxes, on chairs, in doll beds, on rugs and on people. Affectionate creatures,…

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