Report on Genealogy Class

Saturday October 15th, 2 classes were presented by Loid Mackin from the Minnesota Genealogy Society. The classes were sponsored by the Grand Rapids Library Speakers program and the Itasca County Historical Society. Both classes were well attended and even our own professional genealogists learned some really good research ideas. "Off to a Good Start" involved [...]

By |2011-10-17T20:59:09-05:00October 17th, 2011|

Lilah’s Back!

Like the staff and board members have said I could not fully take a 2 week vacation without visiting some museums! The first one was the Air Museum out at Tillamonk Oregon. This museum told the wonderful story of the building of helium balloons for war. It was huge!!! Wonderful stories were told and lots [...]

By |2011-08-12T17:29:30-05:00August 12th, 2011|


WARBA CENTENNIAL JULY 2, 2011 By Dick Ojakangas Hi! I'm Dick Ojakangas. If you are a Finn and want to pronounce it the CORRECT way, it is ______________. Hyv

By |2011-07-18T14:22:44-05:00July 18th, 2011|


Farming By Loren Kantola Summer 2004 Farming is away of life. The work at times was very hard and the days were long. The work was always there. You never questioned it. You just did it. When I first started to milk cows, I milked them by hand. We then progressed to the surge bucket [...]

By |2017-10-24T15:47:53-05:00June 27th, 2011|

Splithand “The Early Years”

This contains the early history of the people living in Splithand east of the Mississippi River. We list these separate from the west side of the river because they were a community apart from the rest of Splithand. The first person to homestead was Pete Tory in the year 1891, followed by Carl Carlson in [...]

By |2017-10-24T15:47:53-05:00May 17th, 2011|