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Swisshelm's home and office in St. Cloud in 1860
Swisshelm's home and office in St. Cloud in 1860
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This Date In Central Minnesota History – March 24th, 1858

March 24th, 1858 – Opponents of Jane Grey Swisshelm, St. Cloud’s first female publisher and feminist, broke into her newspaper office, The St. Cloud Visiter, and destroyed the press, throwing the pieces into the Mississippi River.

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Photos of early St. Cloud Girl Scouts courtesy of the Stearns History Museum
Photos of early St. Cloud Girl Scouts courtesy of the Stearns History Museum
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This Date In Central Minnesota History – March 12th, 1912

It was on this date 99 years ago that the girl scouts started. Now that first meeting was actually held down in Savannah, Georgia. But it didn't take too long before girls the in the St. Cloud area formed their own chapter of the Girl Scouts.

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Photos of June Marlowe courtesy of Stearns History Museum
Photos of June Marlowe courtesy of Stearns History Museum
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This Date In Central Minnesota History – March 10th, 1984 [VIDEO]

On this segment of our series "This Date In Central Minnesota History" we learn about St. Cloud native Gisela Goetten, who became Hollywood starlet June Marlowe. Marlowe died on this date in 1984.

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Newspaper article mentioning Laura Ella Becker McLane, first white child born in St. Cloud
St. Cloud Times (Oct 4, 1894) via Stearns History Museum archives
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This Date In Central Minnesota History: February 24th, 1854

It was on this date in 1854 that the first white child was born in Stearns County. Our "This Date In Central Minnesota History" series is a cooperative effort between WJON and The Stearns History Museum.

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Stearns History Museum Preparing For Their 75th Anniversary

The Stearns History Museum has a big anniversary coming-up and they need your help to celebrate. They're looking for your old photos, artifacts, and other memorabilia for their 75th Anniversary exhibit.

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Photos courtesy of the Stearns History Museum: Moving the old post office down St. Germain Street
Photos courtesy of the Stearns History Museum: Moving the old post office down St. Germain Street
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This Date In Central Minnesota History – February 15th, 1937

Our This Date In Central Minnesota History feature is an on-going series put together with the help of the Stearns History Museum.

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Photo from the Stearns History Museum: Photo of the first school in St. Cloud - Everett School.  It housed St. Cloud's first library
Photo from the Stearns History Museum: Photo of the first school in St. Cloud - Everett School. It housed St. Cloud's first library
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This Date In Central Minnesota History: February 12th, 1858

In today's "This Date In Central Minnesota History" feature, we look at the anniversary of the first library ever in St. Cloud. It was located in St. Cloud's first school.

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