Collections Carousel – Marian (Frisk) Karhula’s Braided Rug, Circa 1945

Women’s cotton stockings, in colors ranging from white, cream, tan and brown to dark grey and black, were the materials used to make this 30″ diameter flat braided rug. Donated to the Morrison County Historical Society in 2010 by Marian (Frisk) Karhula, the rug represents a centuries old handcraft that…

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The Flood of 1972 in Randall

Randall resident and college student Nathan Adamietz has created a Prezi program on the 1972 flood in Randall, Minnesota. Have a look. (In the lower right, you’ll find a play button with a timer. Click and select the delay time you prefer. The program will play automatically. If you want…

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Creameries Focus of MCHS Annual Dinner

The creamery was the heart of small communities around Morrison County throughout the late 1800s and well into the 1900s. Farm families made regular trips to bring cream to their local creamery for processing. To celebrate the central role played by creameries, the Morrison County Historical Society is presenting “Buttered…

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Collections Carousel – Printing Plate for 1936 Condition Map of Minnesota Trunk Highways

The 1930s may have been a time of economic crisis but that did not stop all progress, including the improvement of roads. This 1936 printing plate for a Condition Map of Minnesota Trunk Highways, published by the State of Minnesota, Department of Highways, in St. Paul, Minnesota, shows that most…

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