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Rice County Historical Society
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A Look Back: Dale ‘Red’ Jackson, ‘Faribault’s Lindy,’ Rice County

Fun fact: A Faribault native once set a flight endurance record, spending 17 ½ days in the air. Dale “Red” Jackson, sometimes called “Faribault’s Lindy,” a reference to Charles Lindbergh, spent 17 ½ days circling the air above St...

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Steele County Historical Society
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A Look Back: KOBK News for January-February 1917, Steele County

Steve Groening presents the KOBK news for January-February 1917. On topic are the celebrations surrounding the return of Steele County’s Company I from Mexico, a report on the absentee rate at rural schools, and the fate of a proposed packing plant intended for Owatonna...

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A Look Back: 1910 History of Rice and Steele Counties

Sue Garwood explains the types of information found in the 1910 History of Rice and Steele Counties, a reference book in the Rice County Historical Society’s collection...

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1916 election
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A Look Back: November-December 1916 KOBK News, Steele County

Steve Groening brings the KOBK news for November and December 1916. In discussion: Louis H. Sullivan presents building proposals for a new high school, Owatonna votes Republican in elections, $20,000 in bonds for a new bridge on Bridge Street passes, Steele County National Guard soldiers are allowed to vote absentee, 10 acres set aside from the county farm for the Steele County Fairgrounds, and Christmas at the State School...

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Rice County Historical Society
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A Look Back: How to Make a Traditional Christmas Fruit Centerpiece, Rice County

Sharon Jensen demonstrates how to create a traditional holiday sugared fruit centerpiece at the Alexander Faribault House in Faribault using apples, a pineapple, evergreen and roses...

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World War I
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A Look Back: Soldiers’ Letters from World War I, Steele County

June Voss shares snippets of soldiers’ letters home during World War I. The letters will be part of an exhibit at the Steele County Historical Society titled “The Great War, Over Here, Over There,” which opens in April 2017...

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Rice County Historical Society
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A Look Back: Sanborn Insurance Maps, Rice County

Sue Garwood demonstrates how to use and understand Sanborn Insurance Maps, which are on display at the Rice County Historical Society Museum...

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Y2K
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A Look Back: Steele County Survives Y2K

Johnnie Jaeger recounts worries and preparations surrounding Y2K in Owatonna and Steele County, including a community celebration in Medford and extra police patrols in other communities...

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Carleton College
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A Look Back: James Woodward Strong, First Carleton College President, Rice County

Sue Garwood with the Rice County Historical Society tells the story of how James Woodward Strong became the first president of Carleton College in Northfield...

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Steele County Historical Society
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A Look Back: The Shovel That Launched Steele County Historical Society Construction, Steele County

June Voss displays the shovel that broke ground for construction of the new Steele County Historical Society building, and tells how it was built with no taxpayer money...

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