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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|

History of Our Museum Canoe Makers

This is a video of the grandson of Mr. Hafeman who built our birch bark canoe. Just clik on the link and see a new story of the grandson and parts of the Charles Kaualts story from back in the seventies. A Chip Off The Old Canoe

By |2011-06-30T16:42:32-05:00June 30th, 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|

Itasca County Old Settlers Association

The story of the Life and Activities of the Itasca County Old Settler's Association Written by Allen J. Doran of Grand Rapids, Minnesota who served as President of the Itasca County Old Settler's Association for the year 1950. The Itasca County Old Settlers Association came to life in 1906. No

By |2011-06-24T16:08:41-05:00June 24th, 2011|

The Holman Mine Barn

The Holman Mine Barn By Brian Vroman Itasca County Historical Society Today, we live in an automated world. A high percentage of necessary tasks and services are performed either mechanically or by means of technology. But this was not always the case. When John C. Greenway was charged by the Oliver Iron Mining Company with [...]

By |2011-06-08T17:34:44-05:00June 8th, 2011|

Dirty “Pete”

Pete Weigant By: Bob Anderson 2000 I started out writing Pete Weigant, Mayor of the Big City of Craig and that sand

By |2011-06-02T19:02:04-05:00June 2nd, 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|

Native Know-How

By Brian Vroman The Ojibwe, and before them the Dakota, who lived in this region before the coming of European immigrants, had an intimate knowledge of the woods and waters and the things therein. They found sustenance, manufactured clothing, and constructed shelter with materials at hand. At the Itasca County Historical Society there recently surfaced [...]

By |2011-06-07T16:34:45-05:00April 26th, 2011|