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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. If you have more information or memorabilia about these, or any other Rice County bands, that you’…
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 F…
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. One of those also is a family tree of sorts for the Winkley family of Faribault; it includes th…

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