Little Falls on the Big River Now Online

In 2000, staff of the Morrison County Historical Society was hired by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission to produce a book that could be used to teach local history to students in the Little Falls school district. The result was a 100-page book called “Little Falls on the Big River: A History of Little Falls, Minnesota for Kids.”

After seeing the book, a number of adults were interested in purchasing the book, so a second printing was done (the first printing having gone to the local schools) and the book was put on sale at the Weyerhaeuser Museum.

At this point, we have sold almost all of the books. Because of changes in software, the original layout files can no longer be reproduced, so there are no plans to reprint the book. Given these factors, it was decided that the easiest way to keep the book in circulation was to digitize it and offer it online. You’ll find a link to the eBook on our Publications page.

If you want to access it without going to another page, you may download it here. The pdf file is large and requires high-speed internet to download. If you have a download speed of 5 Mbps, it’ll take about 5 minutes to download.

If you’d prefer a paper version of the book, stop by the museum to pick up a copy.

3 Replies to “Little Falls on the Big River Now Online”

    1. Hi, Kay – I’m not sure there is a way to see Morrison County Memories without going through Facebook. I believe you have to be approved to enter the group and Facebook really wants people to join its platform in order to see content there. That makes it tough for those who don’t want to join Facebook (which is totally understandable).

      I’d like to note for other folks who might be reading this that MCHS doesn’t operate Morrison County Memories. It was started by a former board member of ours but is wholly separate from us, so we don’t have any control of the group or content, though I have posted a few comments there. People with a connection to Morrison County post some very interesting history in the group.

      Sorry we couldn’t be of more help, Kay. It’s frustrating to have to sign up for certain services before accessing their content.

      Mary Warner
      Executive Director

      1. Hi, Kay – A correction on my previous comment. After talking to our museum assistant Grace, I discovered that, yes, you can see the Morrison County Memories Facebook page without having a Facebook account. It is a public group. All you have to do to find it is google “Morrison County Memories Facebook” and it should pop up in search results. Then you can open the link to look through the posts. You won’t be able to leave comments on the page without a Facebook account, but you will be able to see what others have posted.


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