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Photo courtesy the Myron Hall Collection, Stearns History Museum
Photo courtesy the Myron Hall Collection, Stearns History Museum
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First Triplets Born At St. Cloud Hospital – On ‘This Date In Central Minnesota History’

The first triplets were born at the St. Cloud Hospital since it opened in its current location arrived on May 25th, 1953. The three boys, Bradley, Bruce, and Brian, were born to Mr. and Mrs. Everett Kranz.

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1908 photo of students and teacher from School District 89 in Millwood Township (Photo Courtesy of Stearns History Museum)
1908 photo of students and teacher from School District 89 in Millwood Township (Photo Courtesy of Stearns History Museum)
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One Room Schoolhouses Closed – On ‘This Date In Central Minnesota History’

One room school houses are an image the majority of Minnesotans are familiar with. Either visiting one on a field trip or actually having attended a similar school, the image is a fond one of our Minnesotan roots. For the single room, furnished simply with a globe, maps hung over the blackboard, desks, and a wood burning stove, was the place for students of various ages to learn.

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1927 photo of Charles Lindbergh (Stearns History Museum)
1927 photo of Charles Lindbergh (Stearns History Museum)
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Charles Lindbergh Flies Across The Atlantic Ocean – On ‘This Date In Central Minnesota History’

Lindbergh made his name in a small single engine plane with five sandwiches and a quarter of water. The twenty-five year old Charles A. Lindbergh’s historic non-stop flight from New York to Paris may have taken thirty-three hours, yet his fame is still recognized today.

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1964 photo of Francis Xavier Pierz (Stearns History Museum)
1964 photo of Francis Xavier Pierz (Stearns History Museum)
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Benedictine Monks Arrive In St. Cloud – On ‘This Date In Central Minnesota History’

After a tedious journey by steamboat down the Ohio and up the Mississippi, the fathers arrived in St. Cloud on May 20, 1856, one hundred and fifty five years ago today. This arrival inaugurated one of the more fascinating chapters in the religious history of St. Cloud.

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A 1970s photo of main street Kimball (Stearns History Museum)
A 1970s photo of main street Kimball (Stearns History Museum)
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Kimball Post Office Bombed – On ‘This Date In Central Minnesota History’

It was a quiet spring morning when an explosion disrupted the small town of Kimball, Minnesota on May 13th, 1976. The explosion came from the Kimball Post Office where assistant postmaster Ivend Holen was sorting the morning’s mail. Though the ambulance was fast to the scene, the 60-year-old father of 10 died on the way to the hospital.

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Minnesota Becomes A State – On ‘This Date In Central Minnesota History’

This great state that we live in came into existence on this date 153 years ago! First, Minnesota became a territory of the United States in 1849, then it was officially welcomed as the 32nd U.S. state on May 11, 1858.

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Stephen Miller (Stearns History Museum)
Stephen Miller (Stearns History Museum)
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St. Cloud Area Men Volunteer To Fight In Civil War – on ‘This Date In Central Minnesota History’

On this date 150 years ago, the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry organized at Fr. Snelling. Stephen A. Miller, who was in the mercantile and real estate business with Henry Swisshelm in St. Cloud, heard this first call for soldiers and went into action. He raised a company of local volunteers and brought them to join the First Regiment at Fort Snelling.

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Lou Brock drawing a winner of a promotion during a 1961 Rox game.   Photos courtesy of the Stearns History Museum
Lou Brock drawing a winner of a promotion during a 1961 Rox game. Photos courtesy of the Stearns History Museum
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Lou Brock Works Out With St. Cloud Rox – On ‘This Date In Central Minnesota History’

It was on this date that St. Cloud Rox player Lou Brock works out for the first time at Municipal Stadium. And that's our feature today on the "This Date In Central Minnesota History" feature.

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Photo of a 1954 Weeres Pontoon courtesy of Stearns History Museum
Photo of a 1954 Weeres Pontoon courtesy of Stearns History Museum
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The Inventor Of the Pontoon Was Born In Richmond – On ‘This Date In Central Minnesota History’

Did you know that the pontoon boat was invented in Stearns County? It was, right here in Richmond, Minnesota, in 1951! Its inventor was Ambrose Weeres.

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Photo of Marion Anderson courtesy of Stearns History Museum
Photo of Marion Anderson courtesy of Stearns History Museum
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Famed African-American Singer Marion Anderson performed in St. Cloud – On ‘This Date In Central Minnesota History’

Famed African-American contralto Marian Anderson gives concert in St. Cloud. Anderson is considered one of the most celebrated singers of the 20th Century.

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