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the Pavek Museum
Sometimes people give gems of information to each other, gems which are worth more than their mineral counterparts. Paul Maloney is a friend of mine who gave me such a gem and I want to share it with ...
4/20/13 at 8:37 AM Rural Reflections Radio 3/22/13 at 6:57 AM
Letter to Dave 3/15/13 at 6:30 AM
Home Sweet Home: China in Minnesota
All of you who've read my posts are awesome. Thank you for following along. While I'm sad to see this journey end, I'm excited with anticipation because this was just my first try. I'll be writing man...
10/27/12 at 11:31 AM
Free History Center day for Dakota Indian celebration
The Minnesota History Center, near the state Capitol, will host a free-admission day Sept. 29 to honor Dakota Indians. The event will feature Dakota artwork, flute music, a drum and dance expo, a coo...
9/10/12 at 11:11 AM Minnesota history exhibit features dark episode 7/6/12 at 4:50 AM
Civil War's 150th anniversary noted at Minnesota Capitol 5/18/11 at 6:49 PM
A couple of years ago, I splurged and bought a year-long pass to the great state parks of Minnesota. I had visions of visiting every one of them if not throughout the state, at least those right here...
2/7/12 at 9:05 PM
The Elders Among Us
Speak to the elders in your life. Last week I wrote about two conversations I had with each of my Granddads. Both men live vivid and classic lives exemplifying American/Minnesotan culture. It was awe...
11/23/11 at 9:50 AM Stomping-Ground Culture 2: Our Grandparents 11/19/11 at 12:31 AM
Stomping Ground Culture, part 1 11/11/11 at 2:09 PM
Wistful Wednesday : 1924 or thereabouts
I have this photograph. It got me to thinking about Grandma Tracies brothers..she had four brothers. She didnt talk about them as far as I can remember. This is all the menfolk. I can on...
8/3/11 at 6:26 AM Wistful Wednesday : 1953 6/15/11 at 6:13 AM
Wistful Wednesday :1915 9/29/10 at 11:57 AM
If youre a history buff, are infatuated with the Black Hills of South Dakota, or appreciate beautiful photography, I encourage you to visit Dakota Photo. Paul Horsteds photography and books are the be...
1/12/11 at 8:00 PM
Sweet Potato Pie Has Deep Roots
My friend, Rose McGee, has a passion for life, a passion for people, and a passion for food, especially sweet potato pie. I met Rose several years ago when I first joined Women Who Really Cook, a Twi...
2/25/10 at 4:08 AM