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ICHS Goes International!

TODAY WAS A FIRST! As you know Jeremy and I take a daily inventory of where our guests are from. This summer has been very interesting. A lot of guests from the southern states are here to escape the heat and drout. Our Canadian Friends have been great, and they still feel that the cost [...]

By |2015-08-05T10:43:21-05:00August 14th, 2012|

Pioneer Doctor

Dr. Tucker was sent for to attend the birth of one of his family, since he arrived late, he charged them only $2.50. When he was called to the birth of another, and arrived on time, his fee was $5.00. For a third child, his fee was paid for, with sack of potatoes. Dr. Tucker [...]

By |2012-11-19T15:28:56-06:00August 8th, 2012|

Two Friends

Laurence A. Rossman (1890 -1956) was the most notable and influential newspaper publisher in the history of Grand Rapids. He was born in Chatfield, a community south of Rochester, MN. He worked his way through Carleton College in St. Paul and was outstanding in debate and oration. […]

By |2017-10-24T15:47:53-05:00July 9th, 2012|

New today and update For Itasca County Historical Society

Another good week at the Historical Society! We survived the storm! and I'm sure that this storm will go down as one to remember! Some day years down the road some one will ask about information about the storm that hit Itasca County July 3rd and July 4th 2012. (that's what were about) History. First [...]

By |2012-11-19T15:30:43-06:00July 5th, 2012|

Itasca County Cemeteries

My name is Bruce. When I tell people a hobby of mine is photographing grave markers, I get some strange looks and questions like; Why? Well, I started doing it for my family history then I discovered www.findagrave.com and volunteered to fill photo requests from other genealogists. At Lilah's urging, two years, 11,159 graves and [...]

By |2012-11-19T15:30:49-06:00July 3rd, 2012|

Itasca County Historical Society

June was a great month for us here at the Itasca County Historical Society in Old Central School. We celebrated many new Exhibits. One was our new Judy Garland exhibit. It was just in time for the annual Judy Garland Festival. Many fans visited the exhibit from all over the world. Japan, England, Canada, and [...]

By |2012-11-19T15:30:53-06:00June 30th, 2012|

The Intimidator

My name is Luverne; I began working at the Itasca County Historical Society a couple of years ago. The first day I came to work our executive director Lilah, ask if I had ever been through the museum, and I told her no! So she said,

By |2012-11-19T15:31:00-06:00June 29th, 2012|

Linda needs your help!

I have a project at ICHS that has me extremely muddled. UPM in 2001 gave ICHS a few thousand photographs of the Grand Rapids Paper Mill. The pictures date from the early 1900s through 1969 (Phase I.) Phase II will be the 1970s to the present. Many of the machines, buildings and people in the [...]

By |2017-10-24T15:47:53-05:00June 28th, 2012|