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Railroad
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A Look Back: Railways Race to Owatonna, Steele County

It was a race between the Minneapolis and Winona rail lines. Which would get to Owatonna first and claim right-of-way? The Steele County Historical Society’s Daniel Moeckly shares the excitement of the rail lines coming to Owatonna and how the improved transportation options benefited the city...

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Rice County Historical Society
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A Look Back: Vintage Business Signs, Rice County

The Rice County Historical Society has an extensive and eclectic collection of vintage Rice County business signs, many of which hang in Harvest and Heritage halls...

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A Look Back: Owatonna’s Company I at the Mexican Border, Steele County

Barry Adams describes the conditions Owatonna’s National Guard Company I experienced during its stint fighting Pancho Villa along the Mexican border in 1916...

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Rice County Historical Society
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A Look Back: Schimmel-Nelson Verti-Grand Piano, Rice County

The Rice County Historical Society has a rare Schimmel-Nelson Verti-Grand piano on display. Fewer than 20 of them were made in Faribault, and only four are known to remain...

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Little Theatre of Owatonna
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A Look Back: 50 Years of Little Theatre of Owatonna, Steele County

The Little Theatre of Owatonna recently wrapped up its 50th season. Jerry Ganfield shares some of the behind-the-scenes details that go into launching and sustaining a successful community theater troupe...

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Rice County Historical Society
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A Look Back: Victorian Clothing, Rice County

Liz Kramer tells us about the Rice County Historical Society’s temporary display of Victorian-era clothing, on loan from Arlene Roberts. The exhibit also features U...

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Steele County Historical Society
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A Look Back: KOBK July-August 1916 News, Steele County

Steve Groening presents the KOBK news for July-August 1916. Topics include a new bridge over the Straight River, the Jefferson Highway and its new logo, Owatonna’s Company I has a permanent camp on the Mexican border, selling bonds to build a new high school, and the Minnesota Women’s Christian Temperance Union convention...

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Rice County Historical Society
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A Look Back: Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, Rice County

Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, consecrated by Bishop Whipple in 1871, was moved from Cannon City to the Rice County Historical Society grounds...

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World War II
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A Look Back: German POW Camp, Steele County

Did you know Owatonna was home to a German prisoner of war camp during World War II? Jerry Ganfield shares some information about the camp, which was on land held by the Cashman family, and some information about the Steele County Historical Society’s display...

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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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