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.

A Look Back: Paleo Finds, Steele County
Gregg Nelson and Russ Krebsbach with the Steele County Historical Society discuss how they got started searching for arrowheads and other artifacts.
 
 
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A Look Back: James-Younger Gang, Part 1, Rice County
Sue Garwood, director of the Rice County Historical Society, introduces us to the members of the James-Younger Gang, who attempted to rob Northfield’s First National Bank in 1876.
 
 
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A Look Back: Dress Codes, Steele County
Joanne Giga discusses the Steele County Historical Society’s “Coming of Age: 1968” exhibit, specifically the section on school dress codes, including a look at the Owatonna High School handbook, which details what is not appropriate for students to wear to…
A Look Back: One-Room School Collection, Rice County
Sue Garwood, director of the Rice County Historical Society, shows off some of the pieces included in the society’s one-room school collection. Garwood also asks that anyone who may have photos of the schools or other memorabilia to share contact the Historical Society at rchs@rchist…
A Look Back: W.W. Day, Civil War Soldier, Steele County
Barry Adams with the Steele County Historical Society takes us to Lemond Cemetery southwest of Owatonna, where Civil War solider William Worthy Day is buried. Adams tells us of Day’s captivity in the South’s notorious Andersonville Prison during the Civil War...
A Look Back: 1924 LaFrance Fire Truck, Rice County
Sue Garwood, director of the Rice County Historical Society, shows off the 1924 LaFrance fire truck, purchased by the city of Faribault after St. Mary’s Hall burned in 1924 after being struck by lightning.
 
 
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A Look Back: Lerberg Pickup, Steele County
Andy Lerberg of Ellendale shares the history of his family’s 1929 Ford pickup many in the area may recognize from parades. It formerly was used to deliver groceries to residents and businesses.
 
 
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A Look Back: One-Room Schoolhouse, Rice County
Sue Garwood, director of the Rice County Historical Society, gives a tour of the one-room schoolhouse on the Historical Society grounds. The school retains some of its original features, including the stove, kerosene lamp and blackboard.
 
 
New episodes featuring Rice and Steele county histo…

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