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Rice County Historical Society
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A Look Back: Log Cabin, Rice County

Sue Garwood, director of the Rice County Historical Society, gives a tour of the log cabin, and its contents, on the Historical Society grounds...

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Pottery shards believed to be from pieces made by Charles Cornell in Owatonna. Tamara Gruhot / Townsquare Media
Pottery shards believed to be from pieces made by Charles Cornell in Owatonna. Tamara Gruhot / Townsquare Media
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A Look Back: Charles Cornell, Steele County

Larry Richie with the Steele County Historical Society introduces us to Charles Cornell, and some of the pottery he and his family created at their Owatonna kiln along the Straight River...

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An early map of Faribault. Tamara Gruhot / Townsquare Media
An early map of Faribault. Tamara Gruhot / Townsquare Media
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A Look Back: Alexander Faribault, Rice County

Sue Garwood, director of the Rice County Historical Society, introduces Alexander Faribault, for whom the city of Faribault is named, and tells of his early life and selection of the location for Faribault...

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The gray clay found in Steele County makes cream-colored brick. Tamara Gruhot / Townsquare Media
The gray clay found in Steele County makes cream-colored brick. Tamara Gruhot / Townsquare Media
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A Look Back: Clay, Steele County

Larry Richie with the Steele County Historical Society introduces us to the different types of clay found in Steele County. He also tells of their origins and their uses...

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This map of downtown Faribault shows the Straight River after it was moved and straightened. Tamara Gruhot / Townsquare Media
This map of downtown Faribault shows the Straight River after it was moved and straightened. Tamara Gruhot / Townsquare Media
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A Look Back: Moving the Straight River, Rice County

Sue Garwood, director of the Rice County Historical Society, explains how the Chicago Rock Island Railroad straightened the Straight River through Faribault rather than build bridges over it...

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Reuben Disbrow’s commercial combined churn and butter worker, which he invented while an employee of the Owatonna Manufacturing Co. Tamara Gruhot / Townsquare Media
Reuben Disbrow’s commercial combined churn and butter worker, which he invented while an employee of the Owatonna Manufacturing Co. Tamara Gruhot / Townsquare Media
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A Look Back: Butter Capital of the World, Steele County, Part 2

More on Steele County's butter history. Jerry Ganfield tells us of Mina Holmes’ dog treadmill, which she used to churn butter, and of Reuben Disbrow’s commercial combined churn and butter worker, which he invented while an employee of the Owatonna Manufacturing Co...

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The Rice County Historical Society displays has a turbine from the H.H. King Flour Mill outside Heritage Harvest Hall in Faribault. Tamara Gruhot / Townsquare Media
The Rice County Historical Society displays has a turbine from the H.H. King Flour Mill outside Heritage Harvest Hall in Faribault. Tamara Gruhot / Townsquare Media
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A Look Back: H.H. King Mill Turbine, Rice County

The Rice County Historical Society has a turbine from the H.H. King Flour Mill. Sue Garwood discusses the mill’s many incarnations, and its fiery demise...

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Steele County used to be the self-proclaimed "Butter Capital of the World." Tamara Gruhot / Townsquare Media
Steele County used to be the self-proclaimed "Butter Capital of the World." Tamara Gruhot / Townsquare Media
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A Look Back: Butter Capital of the World, Steele County, Part 1

We learn how Minnesota's Steele County received the title "Butter Capital of the World," including contributions by Mina Holmes and Emma McRostie and the exposure a win at the World's Fair can bring...

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According to the display at the Rice County History Museum, the design of stars in the blue field was not regulated during the 19th century. As long as there was one star for every state in the union, any design was acceptable. Tamara Gruhot / Townsquare Media
According to the display at the Rice County History Museum, the design of stars in the blue field was not regulated during the 19th century. As long as there was one star for every state in the union, any design was acceptable. Tamara Gruhot / Townsquare Media
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A Look Back: Civil War Flag, Rice County

Robert Hutchinson, captain of Company C of the 6th Minnesota Voluntary Infantry, brought back the company battle flag after the Civil War. The flag has been donated to the Rice County Historical Society...

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This McCormick reaper is on display at the Steele County History Museum in Owatonna, Minn. Tamara Gruhot / Townsquare Media
This McCormick reaper is on display at the Steele County History Museum in Owatonna, Minn. Tamara Gruhot / Townsquare Media
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A Look Back: McCormick Reaper, Steele County

Daniel Moeckly with the Steele County Historical Society tells us the history of harvest implements and of the McCormick Reaper, and of how the museum came to possess one...

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