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Take A Trip To Owatonna And 1840
The "20" Rifle & Pistol Club and Straight River Archery Club is hosting the annual Rendezvous at the site near Owatonna this weekend. The group that puts it on are volunteers who educate families and the community on the pre-1840 fur trade era.
Where Have Those Popular Names Gone?
As I was thinking about how unusual, but good, the name Kayden was for my new grandson, I got to thinking about what happened to all the names that were popular when I was growing up. Many of the girls I went to school with were named Anne, Mary, Julie, Donna, Diane, Lisa, Sherry and Michelle...
Where Would Radio Be Without The Victrola
If you get a chance, check out the video that Tamara put together in the "A Look Back" series on our YouTube channel, about the Victrola. I have never owned one, but some older members of my family have. And it got me thinking. Had the Victrola, or similar items, or records, not be…
1915 vs. 2015: How Do They Compare?
Think things are not so great in 2015? Let's take a look at 100 years ago.
According to U.S News and World Report, Census Bureau data shows the median household income, measured from 2009 to 2013 (the most recent data available), is $53,046...
Throwback Thursday!
Have you heard about Throwback Thursdays? It's a growing trend where every Thursday you share an old picture or memory with the web.