Monthly Archives: June 2021

Agriculture Highlight – Breaking Plow

In 1876, Swedish immigrants John and Sarah Anderson purchased a sod busting plow when they moved to land they bought in Barsness Township, Pope County. They used the thick sod to build their first home on the prairie. and to … Continue reading

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Agriculture Highlight – Ox Yoke

This ox yoke was used by Albert Nelson on his homestead in Barsness Township in the 1860s. When Albert first arrived in Pope County, St. Cloud was the closest market to sell his produce and purchase supplies. He walked or … Continue reading

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We Are Open!

At long last, the Pope County Museum is now open to the public for our regular hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10-5. During the shutdown, we took the opportunity to create a “Pope County Agriculture” exhibit in The Shed and to redesign exhibits … Continue reading

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