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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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Visit The Stearns History Museum For Free On Sunday

The Stearns History Museum will be open for free this Sunday. They're hosting an open house in honor of their 75th Anniversary. Their hours are noon until 5:00 p.m.

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Stearns Hisory Museum A Resource For Local Genealogists [VIDEO]

Stearns county residents looking for traces of their ancestors might have luck at the Stearns History Museum. John Decker is the head of the research department. He says they have information on 10,000 to 15,000 family names.

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Kids Can Help Grow A Garden At Stearns Museum

Area kids are invited to help plant, and tend, a garden at the Stearns History Museum this summer. The "White House Garden Children's Project" will run Thursday mornings, May through August.

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Photo from Library of Congress
Photo from Library of Congress
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This Date In Central Minnesota History – March 28th, 1870

On this date in "Central Minnesota History" abolitionist and women's rights activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton visited St. Cloud. Learn all about her stop here.

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Photo of the photo out of the courthouse in 1960 courtesy of the Stearns History Museum
Photo of the photo out of the courthouse in 1960 courtesy of the Stearns History Museum
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This Date In Central Minnesota History – March 27th, 1936

March 27th, 1936 – Stearns County Historical Society organized. For seventy-five years the Stearns History Museum has been shaping (and re-shaping) itself in order to serve and supply local residents with tangible displays of our local histories.

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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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