Collections Carousel – Flensburg Cooperative Creamery Association Thermometer

Used for testing grain bin or ground soil temperatures, this sturdy-looking thermometer was a premium, or giveaway, from the Flensburg Cooperative Creamery Association of Flensburg, Minnesota. Constructed of reinforced aluminum, the thermometer was recently donated to the Morrison County Historical Society by Doug Ploof, a popular Little Falls Community High…

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Collections Carousel – Buckles & Snaps Shoes

These bulky-looking shoes were worn by Samuel Thomas, a farmer who was a resident of Cushing township during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.  Together with a pair of “underpants”, these shoes weigh a hefty eighteen pounds.  Samuel Thomas, who was also known locally as “Buckles & Snaps”, “The…

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