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Abby Faulkner
Abby Faulkner
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New Stearns History Museum Exhibit Honors A Century of Girl Scouts [AUDIO]

It's been a century since the Girl Scouts of America were founded, and the Stearns History Museum is recognizing this milestone with a new exhibit.

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Historic Figures Come Alive at Stearns Museum [AUDIO]

Sam Pandolfo, Alice Wheelock Whitney, and other prominent St. Cloud residents gathered at the Stearns History Museum today (Thursday). Actually, it was just current residents playing those iconic characters in our city's past.

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1969 photo of Gig Young from the film 'The Shoot Horses Don't They' courtesy of the Stearns Hisory Museum
1969 photo of Gig Young from the film 'The Shoot Horses Don't They' courtesy of the Stearns Hisory Museum
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Looking Back: St. Cloud’s Gig Young Won an Oscar in 1970

The Academy Awards for this year's top movies will be handed-out tomorrow (Sunday), but did you know a St. Cloud native has won Hollywood's top prize in the past?

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St. Cloud railroad after the 1886 cyclone, courtesy of the Stearns History Museum
St. Cloud railroad after the 1886 cyclone, courtesy of the Stearns History Museum
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‘Disasters’ Exhibit Opens Saturday at Stearns Museum

Last summer we experienced some powerful storms here in Central Minnesota, but they were nothing compared to some of the disasters of the past.

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Steven Wright
Steven Wright
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St. Cloud’s First Female Officer Hired – On ‘This Date In Central Minnesota History’

St. Cloud’s first female police officer, Ruby Danielson, began her work on this date, December 15th, in 1945.

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Sinclair Lewis (Stearns History Museum)
Sinclair Lewis (Stearns History Museum)
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Sinclair Lewis Wins Nobel Prize – on ‘This Date in Central Minnesota History’

On this date, December 10th, in 1930, Sauk Centre native Sinclair Lewis became the first American to be awarded a Nobel Prize for Literature.

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Photo from Library of Congress
Photo from Library of Congress
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Elizabeth Cady Stanton Visits St. Cloud – on ‘This Date in Central Minnesota History’

On this date, December 5th, in 1872, prominent abolitionist and women’s rights activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton visited St. Cloud to deliver a lecture titled “The Coming Girl.

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Stearns History Museum
Stearns History Museum
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Char-Gale Plant Opened – On ‘This Date in Central Minnesota History’

During the war, Char-Gale helped contract items for the war effort, and just one week before Pearl Harbor and eight short days before the United States entered the war, Char-Gale opened a plant in St. Cloud.

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4th of July at Watkins, MN - in front of Salzl Blacksmith Bldg, 1965  Eugene McCarthy shaking hands with Bev Bates of St. Boniface High School Marching Band (Cold Spring, MN).  Others in photo include:  Bab Harris (Cold Spring - Band Director); Marcie Schroeder-Dold (Richmond); Fred Backer (Watkins); Police Chief - George Loch (Watkins) Stearns History Museum
4th of July at Watkins, MN - in front of Salzl Blacksmith Bldg, 1965 Eugene McCarthy shaking hands with Bev Bates of St. Boniface High School Marching Band (Cold Spring, MN). Others in photo include: Bab Harris (Cold Spring - Band Director); Marcie Schroeder-Dold (Richmond); Fred Backer (Watkins); Police Chief - George Loch (Watkins) Stearns History Museum
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Eugene McCarthy Runs for President – on ‘This Date in Central Minnesota History’

On November 30th, 1967 Eugene McCarthy declared he was running for president; he ran on a platform that consisted of an anti-Vietnam war platform. This was directly opposite current President Lyndon B. Johnson’s platform.

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The Soo Line between Albany and Holdingford (Stearns History Museum)
The Soo Line between Albany and Holdingford (Stearns History Museum)
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Armistice Day Blizzard – on ‘This Date In Central Minnesota History’

Blizzard is a word that brings fear, excitement, danger and awe to those who have experienced one. Today marks the anniversary of the Armistice Day Blizzard. This storm has been called the worst storm that this state has ever seen

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