Tag Archives: Pope County

Ben Franklin Building

This post is part of a collection of posts written in 2016 for Glenwood’s 150 year celebration. To see the map and full list of locations included in the walking tour, click here. Ben Franklin Building – 2 East Minnesota Avenue Built … Continue reading

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Church Hill

We have had several researchers asking about the early churches in Glenwood, so I thought I would share a bit of the information with all of you. This map from 1910 shows the locations of the early churches in Glenwood. … Continue reading

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Archaeology in Pope County

It has been an exciting couple of weeks here in Pope County. Archaeologists from the Department of Natural Resources and Minnesota Historical Society have been conducting a dig at the DNR office site. The DNR will be constructing a new … Continue reading

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Private John Wold

One of the most rewarding parts of my job is assisting people in Europe who have adopted the grave of a Pope County solider buried overseas. Lately, I have been working with Philippe Vanderdonckt in Belgiuim who has adopted the … Continue reading

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Interactive Maps and Photos

Want to see aerial photos of Pope County from the 1930’s, 50’s or 60’s? Visit the DNR’s Landview page. You can zoom in on Pope County. If you check the box next to “Historic Air Photos,” you will see a … Continue reading

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Totem Pole gets new paint

Glenwood Boy Scout Darren Griesert and a team of Boy Scouts have recently repainted the totem pole that stands in the parking lot between the museum and the ball fields. Darren is working towards his Eagle Award. The totem pole … Continue reading

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Brief History of the Glenwood Hospital

The first hospital in Glenwood was established in September 1912 when Dr. Eberlin and Dr. Elsey rented the “Furtney House” along Lake Minnewaska in September of 1912 to turn it into a hospital. Miss Wiese of Elbow Lake was hired … Continue reading

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