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120 Years Ago- Feb. 14, 1901 Vaccinating is the order of things at the present writing. Chas. Dahlen has just marketed his crop of tobacco, and it netted the snug sum of $1,000. Not so bad for a few months’ work. Tis the season for moving. Approaching auctions at the following farms: Frank Keller,...
120 Years Ago- Feb. 7, 1901 Last Thursday the fire company was called out to a chimney fire at Swiggum’s store. It was a windy day, the most common expression was “this would be a nasty day for a fire,” and the solemn fact is we are experiencing many such days with our inadequate fire protection. A...
120 Years Ago- Jan. 31, 1901 Monday was a busy day in town. Sleighing was fair, although many used wheels. The partnership of Ayen & Opsal has been dissolved, Mr. Ayen retaining the contracting business. Mr. Opsal we understand will also keep a team and serve the public in the way of hauling...
120 Years Ago- Jan. 24, 1901 H. A. Huset leaves next Tuesday for Minnesota to invest in western soil. Miss Sophia Gunderson goes back to Redwing next Monday to resume her studies at the Ladies’ Seminary. The sad news came from Brodhead that a young daughter of Andrew Goul was killed by the carr a...
120 Years Ago- Jan. 17, 1901 The not altogether-unlooked-for event, the marriage of our popular banker, T. G. Lingard, and Maren Halferdahl, the much-esteemed milliner at Dahle Bros. store, took place yesterday, Jan. 16, at the Lutheran parsonage with Rev. Holte officiating. Electric lights were...
120 Years Ago- Jan. 10, 1901 Sena Thoreson will spend a few weeks at home and continue her studies by the home fireside. It is stenography and typewriting she is endeavoring to master. Rev. Andrew Dahl was here last Friday and Saturday in the interest of the U.A.L. Seminary. He succeeded in raising...
120 Years Ago- Jan. 3, 1901 May we ask those who know themselves in arrears on subscription to remember us with remittances? We need the $s and we will appreciate the favor. Peter Thorhaug, now located at Sleepy Eye, Minn, is back for a visit among friends and relatives. He called at our sanctum...
120 Years Ago- Dec. 27, 1900 Milo Kittleson is home from the University law school during the holidays. Dr. Gilberson had the misfortune to lose his much thought of black mare, having had her leg broken by a kick from her mate, and had to be killed. Halvor H. Halverson after an absence of seven...
120 Years Ago- Dec. 13, 1900 Fail not to see those beautiful Christmas cards at the post office. They are printed in English, German and Norwegian. The last cold spell was an unpleasant reminder of grim winter and the present scant supply of wood. Carl Kolloth moved the Fredrickson shop onto his...
120 Years Ago- Dec. 6, 1900 P.O. Stromme will spend the winter with his family at Madison, and is open for engagements to give lectures on educational subjects.  Wood has been such a scarce article here this fall that Dahle Bros. has shipped in a carload of coal for  the creamery. Christian Gesme...

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