Nostalgic look at the oldest county fair in Minnesota (1859) with lots of detail (both amusing and amazing) and its hopes for a long future.
Crogg states that the article’s purpose “is to place Le Sueur’s expedition within the shifting design of French North American policy.” The reader learns that he was a trader and military man responsible for maintaining peace between Indian nations, a founding father of the Louisiana colony and he worked at Fort L’Huillier from 1700-1702
The author recounts stories told to her by her grandmother about herself and her family’s experiences on the Minnesota Valley frontier, creating a vivid picture of pioneer life.
Closely focuses on the schools from the first log cabin site, through fire, war, and the 10-year campaign for a new school. Culminates in the construction and early years of a second high school.
A brief history of steamboating on the Minnesota River from 1850 through 1897.
A brief history of the Anthony Wayne Chatper, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). Includes a brief biography of General Anthony Wayne and his service during the Revolutionary War.
Description of Tom Melchior’s book They Call Me Teacher: Stories of Minnessota Country School Teachers and Students From 1915 to 1961. Includes some excerpts from the book.
The history of Skihaven (now Mount Kato) is traced from its humble beginnings in 1937 as Harvey Anderson and his wife Dolly are fondly remembered.
Over the years, many people and organizations were instrumental in securing and maintaining the ten parks in Blue Earth County that today “meet the area’s recreational needs as well as preserve attractive natural sites” for future generations.
Using text and photographs, Russell traces the first of the University from 1858 to 1958.