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Hardanger Violin

This Hardanger violin was made by Tom Nelson of Langhei Township, probably between 1884 and 1897. It is carved from light-colored wood with mother of pearl inlay. The mother of pearl inaly pieces were hand carved from buttons. It has 4 … Continue reading

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Class of 1923 – I know you!

The Pope County Historical Society received a donation from the Savre family. The main gift was a beautiful wedding dress worn by 2 generations of brides. That is a story for another day. What I want to share with you … Continue reading

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Cabin Repairs – Day 8

Work continued over the weekend, but I didn’t capture it on film. Today is the last day with the work crew and it is amazing what they accomplished in a week. The Torguson cabin is looking good too. And… the … Continue reading

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Cabin Repairs – Day 5

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Cabin Repairs – Day 4

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Cabin Repair – Day 3

Moving right along with cabin repairs. The Torguson Cabin chinking is also moving along. The old concrete was removed, metal mesh is added to the space to help hold the new mortar.

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Cabin Repair – Day 2

The crew got busy in the morning, jacking the Courthouse cabin apart to remove rotten logs and add new ones. And work continued on the Torguson cabin as well. The old chinking is being removed and any rotting wood is also … Continue reading

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