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Steele County Historical Society

Steele County Historical Society
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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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A Look Back: KOBK News May-June 1917, Steele County

Steve Groening recounts some of the top 1917 news from May and June. Included are National Guard war recruitment efforts and area support, a lawsuit against a man selling margarine, and Red Cross contributions in Steele, Waseca and Dodge counties rise rapidly...

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A Look Back: Vintage Dresses from the Kinyon Family, Steele County

Jerry Ganfield tells us about some of the vintage dresses donated to the Steele County Historical Society by the Kinyon family. The dresses include the wedding gown and mother-of-the-groom dress from Florence Riddell Kinyon’s 1911 wedding, some day dresses from the 1880s, and some 1920s-era flapper dresses...

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A Look Back: Ernest Winship, Steele County Autos & Roads

Daniel Moeckly gives us a preview of the Steele County Historical Society’s coming Autos and Roads exhibit with a profile of Ernest Winship, a local leader on the Jefferson Highway project and in building engines and chassis...

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Steele County Historical Society Seeks Guides

The Steele County Historical Society will be offering tour guide training in April. Sessions will be at 1PM on April 3, 10 and 17 at the History Center...

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Steele County Historical Society Preservation Nomination Deadline Approaching

The deadline for nominating a Steele County building or property for their 2017 Preservation award is Saturday, April 1. Each year two Steele County buildings or properties are recognized for their outstanding preservation and or restoration efforts...

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A Look Back: Hat History, Steele County

June Voss delves into some fashion history with a look the creation of hats and the evolution of hat fashion as guided by social changes, focusing on the cloche hat...

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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 Farmers Cooperative Meatpacking Co...

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A Look Back: Harriet Ware, Steele County

Robyn Ladd tells us about Harriet Ware, a graduate of Owatonna’s Pillsbury Academy and a famous teacher, lecturer, composer and publisher of music in the early 1900s...

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