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.

Randolph FFA Snow Parade
The Randolph FFA Tractor parade was held this morning even though the weather did not exactly cooperate. I am sure the weather forecast I was reading this morning on the air said clear skies today with a high of 38 degrees. The winds were supposed to be blowing out of the northwest at 10 to 15 mph, …
A Look Back: Steele County Soldiers Fight Pancho Villa
Pancho Villa attacks the United States and the 1st Minnesota Battalion and 1st, 2nd and 3rd Infantry units, including Steele County residents, are sent to fight.
New episodes featuring Rice and Steele county history are posted to the KRFO-AM YouTube channel and krforadio...
A Look Back: 90 Years of Rice County Historical Society
The Rice County Historical Society is celebrating 90 years of preserving local history. Learn more about how the organization was formed and the various buildings in which it has housed its collection.
New episodes featuring Rice and Steele county history are posted to the KRFO-AM YouTube channel and…
A Look Back: Wedding Dresses, Steele County
We get a look at wedding dresses and wedding traditions through time with the Steele County Historical Society.
New episodes featuring Rice and Steele county history are posted to the KRFO-AM YouTube channel and krforadio.com each Sunday at noon, with information courtesy of the Rice and Steele count…
A Look Back: Schimmel Piano, Rice County
Faribault was the home of the Schimmel Piano from 1892 until the onset of World War I. The instruments were created in the building now housing the KDHL and Power 96 studios. The Rice County Historical Society’s Liz Kramer takes us through the history...
A Look Back: 1967 Tornado Outbreak, Steele County
Dan Moeckly with the Steele County Historical Society recounts the swarm of tornadoes that struck southern Minnesota on April 30, 1967.
New episodes featuring Rice and Steele county history are posted to the KRFO-AM YouTube channel and krforadio...
A Look Back: Plat Maps, Rice County
We take a look at some of the plat maps in the Rice County Historical Society’s collection, and director Sue Garwood explains how to read them.
New episodes featuring Rice and Steele county history are posted to the KRFO-AM YouTube channel and krforadio...
A Look Back: January-February 1916 News, Steele County
Steve Greoning shares major news highlights from January and February 1916, including The Birth of a Nation showing at the Metropolitan Theater, Minnesota Rep. Sydney Anderson proposing summer military training for high school students and the Jefferson Highway going through Owatonna...

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