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New Wireless Technology – Radios!

From the Glenwood Herald, Thursday, December 7, 1922 – 100 years ago today! There are now nine radio sets either erected and installed or in process of being installed in Glenwood. E. E. Kaldahl has one in his home, as … Continue reading

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Open House This Saturday!

Please join us Saturday, December 3rd from Noon – 4 at the Pope County Museum for our Holiday Open House. At 1:00, Executive Director of the Maplewood Area Historical Society and Minnesota historian of 19th century agriculture, T.J. Malaskee, will explore … Continue reading

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Collection Highlight – Starbuck American Legion Auxiliary Charter

A new item in our collection – the charter certificate for the Starbuck American Legion Auxiliary, Magnus Grondahl post 325. The charter was signed May 22, 1922. The charter membership roll is listed on the second page. The names include:Hazel … Continue reading

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Aquatennial Award Recipients

I am working on a list of every person who has received the Aquatennial Volunteer award at Waterama. The recipients were not always listed in the newspaper. If you know who received the award for my missing years, please let … Continue reading

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Final Run of the Starbuck Times

This morning, we paid a visit to Quinco Press in Lowry. The company was started as a partnership between the newspapers in Elbow Lake, Benson, Morris, Wheaton, and Glenwood and has grown and expanded through the years and now prints … Continue reading

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Farm Presentation Videos Available

For anyone who missed the recent agriculture presentations, or would like to see them again, we have recorded the events. To see the Vold Family presentation on the history of Dairy Farming from July 6, 2021, Click Here. To see … Continue reading

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Jerry Wright Next in Ag Lecture Series: Irrigation in Pope County

Make plans to join us on Thursday, August 12 at 6:30 pm for a presentation on the history of irrigation in the area by Jerry Wright. Wright is a retired associate professor & Extension  Engineer at the University of Minnesota. … Continue reading

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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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