Fallout Shelter at LF Post Office

Yesterday the Little Falls Post Office donated a stack of historic materials to the Morrison County Historical Society. The stack includes a cash book ledger from 1884-1887 compiled under postmasters L.G. Worthington and John Wetzel, documents detailing the construction specifications for the Little Falls Post Office dated 1916, and photos and…

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Collections Carousel – Charles “Charley” Martin, Teacher and Poet

Charles “Charley” Dennis Martin, teacher and poet, was born on June 28, 1909 to Dennis and Louise (Porlier) Martin. The Martin’s lived on a farm in Parker Township near Randall, Minnesota. Charles taught English at Little Falls High School, his alma mater, for nearly four decades. Well-loved and respected, the auditorium in…

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Collections Carousel – Z. N. Barnes Cats

Z. N. Barnes loved cats, or at least he loved taking pictures of them. One family cat in particular, a beautiful tabby , was photographed numerous times in various states of repose – sleeping, snoozing, staring; in boxes, on chairs, in doll beds, on rugs and on people. Affectionate creatures,…

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Collections Carousel – Planet Jr. Walking Cultivator, 1919

The growing season has finally arrived in Minnesota after a long hard winter. Farmers and gardeners who are madly rushing to care for their quickly growing tender new plants might wish they had this nifty tool, a 1919 Planet Jr. walking cultivator. Manufactured by S. L. Allen & Co., Inc.…

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