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A Look Back

Each week, we post a new video discussing Rice and Steele county history, presented by the Rice and Steele County Historical Societies. Join us each Sunday as we take A Look Back and learn how Rice and Steele counties have evolved.

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A Look Back: Plains Indian Ledger Art, Rice County

Sue Garwood shares a rare Plains Indian art ledger that is part of the Rice County Historical Society’s collection. Because of its fragile nature, this piece is not displayed and few people have seen it before...

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A Look Back: KOBK News May-June 1917, Steele County

Steve Groening recounts some of the top 1917 news from May and June. Included are National Guard war recruitment efforts and area support, a lawsuit against a man selling margarine, and Red Cross contributions in Steele, Waseca and Dodge counties rise rapidly...

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A Look Back: Sand Art, Rice County

This bottle of sand art was created by Andrew Clemens of Dubuque, Iowa, for Faribault’s Lyman Tuttle, who owned Tuttle Meat Market. Clemens created these masterpieces one grain of sand at a time...

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A Look Back: Restored 1919 Dodge, Steele County

Jerry Ganfield shares some of the history behind this 1919 Dodge now on display at the Steele County Historical Society Museum as part of the Automobiles & Roads exhibit. It...

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May Day Traditions are a Sweet Start to Spring

Monday is May Day, and it brings back memories of creating little baskets of treats to deliver to friends. This is something that I did as a child, but, have not seen this done too much since I have had children...

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A Look Back: Fleck’s Beer Sign, Rice County

Brian Schmidt discusses the inspiration behind one of the newest pieces of the Rice County Historical Society’s Fleck’s beer collection – a new Fleck’s Beer sign modeled after one that stood in front of the brewery years ago...

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A Look Back: Vintage Dresses from the Kinyon Family, Steele County

Jerry Ganfield tells us about some of the vintage dresses donated to the Steele County Historical Society by the Kinyon family. The dresses include the wedding gown and mother-of-the-groom dress from Florence Riddell Kinyon’s 1911 wedding, some day dresses from the 1880s, and some 1920s-era flapper dresses...

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A Look Back: 1940s Ticket Machine and Usher’s Coat, Rice County

Brian Schmidt explains how the 1940s ticket machine works and some details behind the usher’s coat on display at the Rice County Historical Society Museum...

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A Look Back: Ernest Winship, Steele County Autos & Roads

Daniel Moeckly gives us a preview of the Steele County Historical Society’s coming Autos and Roads exhibit with a profile of Ernest Winship, a local leader on the Jefferson Highway project and in building engines and chassis...

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A Look Back: Hockey in Rice County

Sue Garwood shares some pieces of the Rice County Historical Society’s extensive collection of items from the county’s rich hockey history...

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