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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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Grace McKinstry, an internationally known painter, lived in Faribault in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Her paintings can been seen at the Rice County Historical Society in Faribault, the Minnesota Historical Society and the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul, and the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. Tamara Gruhot / Townsquare Media
Grace McKinstry, an internationally known painter, lived in Faribault in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Her paintings can been seen at the Rice County Historical Society in Faribault, the Minnesota Historical Society and the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul, and the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. Tamara Gruhot / Townsquare Media
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A Look Back: Grace McKinstry, Rice County

We meet Grace McKinstry, an internationally known painter, who lived in Faribault in the late 1800s and early 1900s. She had works exhibited in the Paris Salon, and her paintings can been seen at the Rice County Historical Society in Faribault, the Minnesota Historical Society and the Minnesota State Capitol in St...

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The Vietnam War exhibit at the Steele County Historical Society features a few copies of The Soldier's Handbook, as well as dog tags and other pieces of a soldier's kit. Tamara Gruhot / Townsquare Media
The Vietnam War exhibit at the Steele County Historical Society features a few copies of The Soldier's Handbook, as well as dog tags and other pieces of a soldier's kit. Tamara Gruhot / Townsquare Media
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A Look Back: Vietnam War Exhibit Part 2, Steele County

Jerry Ganfield with the Steele County Historical Society tells us about the 13 men from Steele County who died in Vietnam during the war. The exhibit includes their military ranks and personal stories from friends, family and comrades who served with them...

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The 1876 jail register used for the James-Younger Gang. Housed at the Rice County History Museum. Tamara Gruhot / Townsquare Media
The 1876 jail register used for the James-Younger Gang. Housed at the Rice County History Museum. Tamara Gruhot / Townsquare Media
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A Look Back: Ara Barton, Rice County

Sue Garwood, Rice County Historical Society director, introduces us to Ara Barton, the Rice County Sheriff who took custody of members of the James-Younger Gang after their raid on Northfield, Minn...

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Vietnam War-era pamphlets, patches and medals rest in a display case at the Steele County History Museum in Owatonna. Tamara Gruhot / Townsquare Media
Vietnam War-era pamphlets, patches and medals rest in a display case at the Steele County History Museum in Owatonna. Tamara Gruhot / Townsquare Media
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A Look Back: Vietnam War Exhibit Part 1, Steele County

Jerry Ganfield with the Steele County Historical Society gives a brief overview of the museum's Vietnam War exhibit. The exhibit features profiles of the 13 Steele County men who died in Vietnam during the war, as well as uniforms, souvenirs soldiers brought back and a captured North Korean flag...

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The sign on the front of the Rice County History Museum. Tamara Gruhot / Townsquare Media
The sign on the front of the Rice County History Museum. Tamara Gruhot / Townsquare Media
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A Look Back: Nerstrand-Big Woods State Park

In this week's episode of A Look Back, Sue Garwood, director of the Rice County Historical Society, tells us how the Nerstrand-Big Woods State Park came into existence...

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