Collections Carousel – Valentine’s Day Cards of Sylvia Moran, 1930

    These charming New Deal-era Valentine’s Day cards were given to Sylvia Moran, a young Morrison County teacher, by Marguerite and John Bellamy. Marguerite and John grew up in Morrison County, Minnesota, and were probably Sylvia’s students. Donated to the Morrison County Historical Society in 1990, they are part…

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Collections Carousel – Photos of O. A. Churchill Store/Muske Implement Building, circa 1985

Until its demolition in 1988, the O. A. Churchill Store, also known as the Muske Implement Building, was the oldest standing commercial structure in central Minnesota. Built in 1855 at the northeast corner of First Street and Broadway in downtown Little Falls, Minnesota, the building housed the store during the…

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MCHS Receives Ernest Mann Collection

Squeeeee! We get lots of interesting items donated to the Morrison County Historical Society. Many of them make us squeeeee and do a little dance because of their inherent coolness. When we received an email from Hanno Beck of The Benjamin Banneker Center for Economic Justice in Maryland, I had…

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Collections Carousel – Postcard of Swinging Bridge at Charles A. Lindbergh State Park, Circa 1940

  On Monday, March 23, 1931, Minnesota Governor Floyd B. Olson signed the bill that created Charles A. Lindbergh State Park. A well-loved asset for the City of Little Falls and the entire state of Minnesota, the park draws visitors from across the nation and the world. This photo postcard…

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