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- Turner Brass Works Blow Torch

Turner Brass Works was one of the largest manufacturers of blow torches from the 1890s to the late 1990s, when it closed via wrecking ball. The company was one of the first to make and sell gasoline blow torches. This model belonged to Art Lafond, who had the oldest Buick…

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Morrison County Historical Society Seeks Board Member

Due to a recent resignation from the Morrison County Historical Society’s board of directors, the organization is seeking someone to fill a vacancy on the board. Normally, terms for elected board members are three years, but as the resignation occurred midway through a term, the appointed board member’s term will…

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Submit Your Memories of the Women’s March

On Saturday, January 21, 2017, the Women’s March took place in the United States and all around the globe. It has been billed as the largest protest ever to occur in the United States, with an estimated 3-4 million people taking part world-wide. While the primary march took place in Washington…

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