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Saturday, October 30, 2010
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010
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I stumbled across the story at left today when going through archived newspapers. It's on the backside of an article about my mother that appeared in a February 1940 issue of the Pembina New Era.
What's interesting about this article (although the term is never mentioned in the article itself), is that it's talking about Ferry Command.
I get a big chuckle out of how it's repeatedly stated that NO airplanes are being flown across the border. That is literally true. But what is not mentioned is that there had been planes towed across the border just the month before, thus not breaking the letter of the Neutrality Act of 1939...
Saturday, October 23, 2010
|At this point, Christ Church was still considered a Mission...|
In 1971, attempts were made to preserve Christ Church, the Episcopal church in St. Vincent.
QUESTION: If Christ Church was bought, restored, and donated to the St. Vincent Historical Society, how did it get back into private hands, the situation it is in today? Some possible answers follow the article below, which documents the 1971 preservation efforts...
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
|1857 Minnesota Territorial Census of St. Vincent...|
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That year was a momentous year for St. Vincent. It was the year it was FIRST incorporated. First, because it was incorporated twice.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
|Red line shows route of Old Highway 81|
I often heard the term "Old Highway 81" used in passing, by my parents and other older residents of the area, growing up. I caught on that part of it was the road that went into an area I never knew that well (not knowing anyone that lived there) called South Pembina. South Pembina was the area south of Pembina proper, across the Pembina River. It was where the old museum was, and where the park, baseball field, and grandstand still are.
However, there was a lot more in South Pembina at one time.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
|What is the history of this building?|
Photo by Megan Sugden - Used by Permission
I have crossed the river by Drayton many times, necessarily passing this building but never knowing it. Recently I became aware that it is now more apparent to passersby.
Monday, October 11, 2010
|The Manitoulin - steamer ship featured in Chuck Walker's BORDER TOWNS|
Friday, October 08, 2010
|St. Nicholas Ukrainian Church (Caribou, Kittson County, Minnesota)|
His name is Dennis Boucher1, and he grew up in Caribou.
Dennis and I found one another through this website. For the past eight months, he and I have been corresponding via email, with Dennis sharing many stories of his family and area local history of which his family has been a part of. Much of it is unknown outside his family, and I am thrilled that he has been willing to share it with me.
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
St. Vincent in Roseau County (part of which was once included in Kittson County), there were some recollections of individuals with a connection to my hometown area, of which I share below. Please note that the language is of its time and style, and some of the content would be considered inappropriate and even offensive to modern ears - please read with a historical frame of mind to give it proper context...