A Look Back

Each week, we post a new video discussing Rice and Steele county history, presented by the Rice and Steele County Historical Societies. Join us each Sunday as we take A Look Back and learn how Rice and Steele counties have evolved.

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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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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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&CloseCurlyQuo…
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.
New episodes featuring Rice and Steele county history are posted to the KRFO-AM YouTube channel and krforadio...
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.
New episodes featuring Rice and Steele county history are posted to the KRFO-AM YouTube channel and krfora…
A Look Back: Bishop Henry Whipple, Rice County
The Rice County Historical Society’s Liz Kramer tells us of Bishop Henry Whipple’s journey from the East to Faribault and his path to becoming the area’s Episcopal leader and advocate for Native Americans.
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A Look Back: March-April 1916 News, Steele County
Steve Groening recounts the big Steele County news events of March-April 1916. Among the highlights are the Citizens Party sweeping Owatonna elections, as well as the city voting to become a wet city after two years dry; Minnesota National Guard Company I preparing for possible mobilization; and Ste…

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