History At Home: Shopping–Past & Present

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"Shopping Past & Present - Frontier Goods to War Rationing" - Did you know that yearly newspaper subscriptions were $1.50 a year in 1898? That in 1924, ham in Alexandria was 14 cents a pound? And that one whole chicken fed 80 students school lunch in 1940? Explore the history, services and prices local General […]

History At Home: Minnesota Ice Age

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Secrets of the Past: "Minnesota and the Ice Age" - Discover the secrets of our past here in rural Minnesota. For example, you’ve probably heard of Lake Agassiz, but did you know there was also a Glacial Lake Pelican? Find out more revealing information as we discuss the Ice Age in Minnesota with the Runestone […]

History At Home: Women on the Frontier

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A Woman's Place--"Women on the Frontier" - Often left out of official documentation, women have nearly always made up 50% or more of the population in the territory we call Minnesota. Using diaries, letters and other firsthand accounts, we will focus mainly on European female life in rural Minnesota in the 1800s