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Rice County Historical Society
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A Look Back: Blacksmith Tools, Rice County

Check out some authentic blacksmithing tools and learn more about what blacksmiths did and their history in Faribault from the Rice County Historical Society’s Liz Kramer...

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Steele County Historical Society
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A Look Back: Pillsbury Cannon, Steele County

Jerry Ganfield tells us how the Steele County Historical Society acquired the Pillsbury Cannon from its location at the former Pillsbury Academy at South Grove and East Main Street...

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Rice County Historical Society
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A Look Back: Fleck’s Truck, Rice County

Liz Kramer shares how the Rice County Historical Society acquired the Fleck’s delivery truck, which has been making appearances in many area parades...

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weddings
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A Look Back: Sharon West Bridal Gown, Steele County

Sharon West describes her wedding gown, and her mother’s mother-of-the-bride dress, from her 1959 wedding. Both are on display as part of the Steele County Historical Society’s wedding exhibit...

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Rice County Historical Society
Rice County Historical Society
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A Look Back: Nutting Truck Company, Rice County

We learn the history of Faribault’s Nutting Truck & Caster Co. Liz Kramer with the Rice County Historical Society tells us how the company got its start, and why it left Faribault.

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Steele County Historical Society
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A Look Back: Forest Hill Shootout, Steele County

Paul Nelson with the Steele County Historical Society tells us about a shootout in Forest Hill in 1899. Learn who was involved what local law enforcement found...

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A Look Back: 1920s Kitchen, Rice County

Liz Kramer gives us a tour of the Rice County Historical Society’s re-created 1920s kitchen. Seeing the sink’s hand pump and wood stove is sure to bring many of us a new appreciation for today’s modern appliances...

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Steele County Historical Society
Steele County Historical Society
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A Look Back: May-June 1916 News, Steele County

Steve Groening recounts the May-June 1916 news highlights: A fire at the Public Service Operating Company power plant, new owners for the Hotel Owatonna, a ban on carnivals, improvements to local parks, record graduation from Owatonna High School and an update on the status of Owatonna’s National Guard units...

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guns
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A Look Back: Gunsmith A.S. Bloxam, Rice County

The Rice County Historical Society has acquired a gun manufactured by A.S. Bloxam of Faribault. Liz Kramer tells us more about Bloxam and the gun...

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Owatonna Fire Department
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A Look Back: 1925 Seagrave Fire Truck, Steele County

Korey Kamholz of the Owatonna Fire Department shares the story of how the department acquired its first pump engine, a 1925 Seagrave, and points out some of the truck’s features...

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