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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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A Look Back: Hat History, Steele County

June Voss delves into some fashion history with a look the creation of hats and the evolution of hat fashion as guided by social changes, focusing on the cloche hat...

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A Look Back: Rice County Bands and Dance Halls

Sue Garwood shares some of the Rice County Historical Society’s diverse collection of band posters and other information about popular Rice County bands and dance halls...

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A Look Back: March-April 1917 News, Steele County

Steve Groening reports on the March-April 1917 news for Steele County. Topics include President Woodrow Wilson’s declaration of war on Germany, Owatonna’s National Guard Company I ordered to more than double its recruits to a force of 150, a proposal to dissolve the Farmers Cooperative Meatpacking Co...

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A Look Back: Hair Art, Rice County

Sue Garwood discusses the history and tradition of “hairwork,” artwork made from human hair. The Rice County Historical Society has several pieces, two of which are on display...

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A Look Back: Harriet Ware, Steele County

Robyn Ladd tells us about Harriet Ware, a graduate of Owatonna’s Pillsbury Academy and a famous teacher, lecturer, composer and publisher of music in the early 1900s...

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A Look Back: Rice County Buildings on the National Register of Historic Places

Did you know that Rice County has more than 75 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places? Rice County Historical Society Executive Director Sue Garwood demonstrates how to use a website, www...

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A Look Back: Anti-Horse Thief Association, Steele County

The Steele County Historical Society’s Paul Nelson explains how the Anti-Horse Thief Association was created in Steele County in 1902. Horse thefts had been increasing, and residents needed a way to protect their stock...

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A Look Back: Township Records, Rice County

Township records can be a useful tool for people researching their genealogy. Sue Garwood shares some of the types of information found in the Rice County Historical Society’s collection, including birth and death records, road records and court proceedings...

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A Look Back: Mule Thefts, Steele County

Just how prevalent were horse and mule thefts in the early 1900s? The Steele County Historical Society’s Paul Nelson takes a look at one such theft from the Fred Ahrens farm and how the Anti-Horse Thief Association may have been involved...

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