Category Archives: Local History

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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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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Mitmoen Murders

This article by Steve Nestor about Pope County’s only unsolved murder appeared in the Pope County Tribune, March 30, 2015 The year was 1915. It happened in rural Pope County in Ben Wade Township. The horrific event was the lead … Continue reading

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Mamie’s Legs

In July 1948, two-year old Mamie Fischer of Villard ran toward her father as he used a power mower. She had been sent to the house with the mail, but ran back toward her dad before anyone knew what she … Continue reading

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Morning Glory Gardens

While the Pope County Museum is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be highlighting historic sites around Pope County. We hope that you can walk or drive to visit these sites while maintaining appropriate physical distancing. Morning Glory … Continue reading

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Glacial Lakes State Park

While the Pope County Museum is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be highlighting historic sites around Pope County. We hope that you can walk or drive to visit these sites while maintaining appropriate physical distancing. Glacial Lakes … Continue reading

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DNR Fish Hatchery at Glenwood

While the Pope County Museum is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be highlighting historic sites around Pope County. We hope that you can walk or drive to visit these sites while maintaining appropriate physical distancing. DNR Fish … Continue reading

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Mount Lookout

While the Pope County Museum is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be highlighting historic sites around Pope County. We hope that you can walk or drive to visit these sites while maintaining appropriate physical distancing. Mount Lookout … Continue reading

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Terrace Mill District

While the Pope County Museum is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be highlighting historic sites around Pope County. We hope that you can walk or drive to visit these sites while maintaining appropriate physical distancing. Terrace Mill … Continue reading

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Peters Sunset Beach Hotel

While the Pope County Museum is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be highlighting historic sites around Pope County. We hope that you can walk or drive to visit these sites while maintaining appropriate physical distancing. Peters Sunset … Continue reading

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