The Morrison County Historical Society has a number of family history books for sale in its museum gift shop, including the following:
Grandma, I Don’t Like Your Geese! by Gladys Booth Coenen, 2001 … $10.00
Footsteps and Shadows: The Story of Honore and Sara Houle by Stella LeBlanc, 1977 … $7.50
The Franz Joseph and Catherine Kappes Family by Florentyna Kappes, 1985 … $5.00
The Nickalous and Maria Mueller Family by Florentyna Kappes, 1985 … $5.00
“Memoranda” of Edith M. Parker: Years 1902 and 1903 … $5.00
A History of the Emil Rebischke Family, 1874-1990 … $5.00
The John and Irene Rudie Family, written by Irene Rudie, August 1993 … $5.00
If you’re interested in purchasing any of these books, stop by The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum or send us an email (contactstaff (at) morrisoncountyhistory (dot) org) and we’ll figure out a total with the shipping cost.
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Winter Wonderland License Plate Topper, Circa 1947
Winter Wonderland was a popular community celebration started by the recently ordained Father Edward C. Ramacher (1917-2007). Ramacher had been assigned to a parish in Little Falls and came up with the idea to start a winter recreational event to benefit the young people of his parish as well as the entire community. The popular event ran for five years, from 1945 to 1950, and took place four miles southeast of Little Falls on property owned by a parishoner of Ramacher’s, Andrew Jarosh. One of the largest winter community events in Minnesota, Winter Wonderland came to be known as America’s Little Switzerland. Features included toboggan runs, a “Blue Mirror” skating rink, a chalet known as Ski-Esta Inn, and a Winter Wonderland Queen. In 1949, BeBe Shopp, Miss America 1948 and a Minnesota native, served as Miss Wonderland.
The metal license plate topper shown above was produced by the Vernon Company of Newton, Iowa. Founded in 1910 by F. L. Vernon, the company is still in business and is in its fourth generation of family ownership. The company started as a small local graphics agency and has grown into a promotional marketing and manufacturing firm supplying promotional items and sign graphics.
If you would like to learn more about Winter Wonderland, stop by the museum and check out our Winter Wonderland exhibit or plunge into our Winter Wonderland collection. The exhibit will run through March 2013.
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We’ve got a date! Martin Richau, an expert in Silesian genealogy, will be at The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum this coming Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at 10 a.m. If you don’t know Martin, you should, particularly if you are interested in the Polish and German ancestry of Morrison County. Martin has been a long-time friend of the Morrison County Historical Society, coming to visit us every so many years to conduct genealogical research, and speaking at our Family Trails event in 1998. The event is free and open to the public so come meet Martin and bring your questions about your German/Polish ancestry. For more information or directions, feel free to give us a call (320)632-4007.
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