Collections Carousel – Delecto Banners of Doug Birk’s Parents, Del & Esther Birk

Among the many items donated to the Morrison County Historical Society by noted Minnesota archaeologist and museum friend, Doug Birk, were these De-lec-to banners from the Sylvester-Nichols Candy Company of Little Falls, Minnesota. The banners had somehow made their way further north to Pine River, Minnesota, where Doug’s parents, Del…

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Collections Carousel – Lincoln School, Circa 1925

When this charming two-room brick school was built in the 1930s for District No. 76 in the southwest corner of Section 30 in Scandia Valley Township, Lincoln was already well established as a small but thriving village along Highway 10 (now County State Aid Highway 20). Largely settled by Scandinavian…

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County Cemeteries on Find a Grave

When we started our Documenting Morrison County Deaths project back in 1997, I outlined the project into three phases, as follows: Phase I A) Preliminary planning B) Index obituaries C) Identify cemeteries and burial places in Morrison County Phase II A) Acquire copies of Morrison County death records through 1908…

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Genealogy Information

Several times this month something has happened while I was helping researchers, and while talking with Ann Marie this morning about it,  she thought I should share it with you. It’s about names…first or last, it doesn’t matter.  Researchers have come in looking for someone, fill in a research form…

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