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Step Back in Time at Village of Yesteryear During Steele County Fair

With all 19 structures open at the village and two exhibits to explore at the history center, the Steele County Historical Society invites fairgoers to the east side of the fairgrounds.

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A Look Back: Zamboni Boot, Steele County

In the 1920s an Owatonna businessman’s invention enhanced his family’s business and rerouted automobile history in the region. Sylvie Zamboni, son of Carlo Zamboni, and owner of the Zamboni Garage created what became known as the Zamboni boot...

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A Look Back: KOBK News July-August 1917, Steele County

Steve Groening recounts the KOBK news from July-August 1917. Hot topics include World War I draft registration and Owatonna’s Company I preparing for mobilization...

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Steele County Historical Society 31st Annual Extravaganza

Sunday afternoon was a picture perfect day, sunny, and warm like you would expect for July. That afternoon my daughter and I went to the Steele County Historical Society's 31st annual Extravaganza...

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Rare Big Four Tractor Coming to Owatonna

The Steele County Historical Society will be hosting the annual Gus' Station Car Show and Fundraiser on Saturday, July 22. Registration begins at 8AM and is $5 per vehicle...

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Steele County Extravaganza is Sunday

The Steele County Historical Society will host their annual Extravaganza this Sunday, July 16. The event starts at 11:30AM, which a little later than past years...

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A Look Back: DeLorean DMC-12, Steele County

Now on display at the Steele County Historical Society: a DeLorean DMC-12. While it doesn’t have a flux capacitor like the car made famous by the “Back to the Future” movies, and so cannot time travel, it does feature the classic stainless steel panels, gullwing doors and engine in the trunk...

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A Look Back: Medford’s Riverside Cemetery, Steele County

Riverside Cemetery in Medford, one of the oldest cemeteries in Steele County, is the final resting place for many Civil War soldiers, including a cousin of Robert E...

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A Look Back: Hartwig Garage, Steele County

The Steele County Historical Society’s Dan Moeckly tells us about Henry “Hank” Hartwig, who owned some of Owatonna’s first auto dealerships, and this automotive mechanic’s service coat...

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A Look Back: Dr. John McIntyre, Steele County

Longtime Owatonna doctor John McIntyre had a tumultuous early life and served on the front lines in Europe during World War I. After the war ended in 1918, he stayed in France, continuing his studies until he was discharged from the Army in 1919...

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