Archaeology at Little Elk

Rob Mann, anthropology professor at St. Cloud State University and archaeologist of mission site at Little Elk Heritage Preserve. Photo provided by Rob Mann.

UPDATE (May 13, 2017): Our arrangements to host this event on-site at Little Elk Heritage Preserve (LEHP) have been successful. The Archaeology Talk will occur there unless it is raining May 20, in which case it will be held at the Weyerhaeuser Museum in Little Falls. Call 320-632-4007 for directions…

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Collections Carousel – Frank Smuda’s Pocket Watch

This silver pocket watch belonged to Frank Smuda (1911-1998) of Pike Creek Township, Morrison County, Minnesota.  The watch has an elaborate embossed train design on the front cover of the two-inch diameter  case.  Frank was born to Peter and Tillie Smuda on April 2, 1911, and lived on the family…

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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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Topical Boxes

Did you know our staff has complied a wide range of boxes about our county history?  These boxes include subjects pertaining to Baseball, Photographers, Artists, Musical Art Club, Murders, Archaeology, Zebulon Pike, Circus, Social Organizations,Prohibition, Century Farms and more, along with our family files.  Have you hit a “brick wall”…

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