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Cottonwood County Historical The exhibit shows many tools usedby the early settlers. Charles Thwaites' Farm Scene Society Museum musings ,wo on The large mural hung in the old Windom Post Office. It is a huge Iris Flatgard and Wanda continued toserve the farmer. Here Egg Tempera painting - eye rner we have a display of horse hides catching. You'll enjoy seeing it. visit tothemuseum that were made into blankets and Our last stop is at the old We enjoy hearing visitors as clothing, country school. Here we f'md initial Remember the old town pump carved desks of varying sizes, a pot they walk through the museum t,lking about the displays and o jects. Younger visitors often nfed to have the strange old things e,plained to them either by their semors or through the interpretive eXhibit texts. As time passes, more more visitors have fewer and wer experiences with the ifacts. Hence. interpretation comes an even more important of the society's mission. !Lets take a walk through the COttonwood County Historical a chiety Museum. What exhibits ere? IOn entering we see several large m ps of Cottonwood County. Stop arid study these maps - much interesting information can be that provided residents of Bingham Lake with water? In tribute to those early days we discover the old pump and the tin cup hanging ready to use. Stop and read the poem, "Ode to A Tin Cup," by Kathryn Campbell. We are fortunate to have the Farm Workshop display, originally made by Selma Township for the 1958 State Centennial Ext3osition. bellied stove, lunch buckets, water cooler and the lovely young teacher. Education has always been important in Cottonwood County. This exhibit is an effective way of preserving the heritage of our educational system. Admission is free - come visit your museum. Winter hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 - 4:00. Expansion of dairy operations will be focus of conference ' Dairy producers need to rely on center design, feeding systems, SENTINEL & TRIBUNE Walnut Grove - Westbrook, MN - Wednesday, October 31, ign . arartifaced from them. In this same sound information, not guesses, traffic flow, and contracting ly animals of our area and when they make decisions about requirements and concerns. A ts are on display, expanding their operations, second is business management, king into the main display Providing sound information about including dairying as a business, area we see an old trunk filled with dairy expansion is the purpose of a personnel rr anagement, the few belongings an emigrant three-day University of Minnesota communication with co-managers personnel management, communic," h co-managers Firemen extinguish car blaze family could bring to start their conference in January. and employees, use of computers, WESTBROOK -- Firemen were called Monday evening about 6:30 to put out a blaze new life in Cottonwood County. The Dairy Expansion financing alternatives and n ri[m( Tim early pioneer woman spent a Conference will be at the Ramada investment choices. A third is herd hood of a car driven by Doris Cohrs. Cohrs had just parked the car on the cor great deal of time clothing the Hotel, 1-94 and White Bear and farm management, including Westers Cafe and walked down to the Bank where she was working. A passerby spot![ family and furnishing the home. Avenue, in St. Paul, MN. It will transition management, feeding, flames and called the fire department. No damage estimate was given. ST Photo1 Shj had to start from scratch, with begin with registration at 8 a.m. on grouping of cows, management of spinning wheels, looms, and early Tuesday, Jan. 22, and will end at replacements and free-stall AP'P7 AR atz weavings as evidence of this. 12:40 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24. management. Moving on we find that early "The conference will focus on a 17A'/j t> 'Aft;.r'lr' I emigrants,C anty settlers were not aU poorsome were very audience,'specific topiCsays Bobf r a specifiCAppleman, conferencelnSWaCtors and speakers for thewill be university wealthy. This is depicted in a University of Minnesota extension researchersextensi n fromSpecialistSthe north centraland I display showing furnishings of an dairy specialist. It's designed,to and northeastern United States, aristocratic family from ourassist progressive dairy managers representatives of private industry : coanty. It includes a rare John in the colder climates who are Arbor Day was first celebrated in and producers who have expanded the U.S. in Nebraska in 1872. Rogers Statue and a lovely cabinet planning an expansion and may be their operations. from the Waver Tree Farm, building, managing and operating a The conference registration fee, beautiful dishes and china, and a free stall/milking parlor facility." which includes two nights' lodging, hand painted silk-screen, all from Appleman says the conference is $300. Cost for a second family be re the turn of the century, should also be of interest tomember lodging in the same room @ther displays in this area suppliers of farm credit, is $90. For more information, inc lude musical instruments, consultants and planners, building contact Gerald Wagner, including a Thomas A. Edison and equipment suppliers, extension Educational Development System, Amberola from about 1912, early personnel, techmcal college and 405 Coffey Hall, University of medical and dental equipment, and other adult program instructors, the history and identification of old and others involved in the Minnesota, St. Paul, MN 55108 decision-makingprocess. (telephone 612/625-1978 or telephones. We also find a delightful collection of toys and "Many topics should be of 800/367-5363. dolls - some of the doll furniture interest to those producers who was handmade, have expanded recently and are Walking through the Referencestill learning how best to manage Library we reach the display of the expended herd," says Cot nwood County Agriculture.Appleman. He adds, that, for some E rly settlers constructed participants, the wisest decision dweJlings out of natural resources, resulting from attending the Several hand tools including conference may be to not invest in broadaxe, drawknife, and T-Bar Auger depict wood working and construction methods. This is an an expanded herd. Conference subjects will include factors to consider in the transition from a stall barn to a free- stall/milking parlor unit. The conference will focus on three +, main areas. One is dairy facility layout and design, including waste handling, ventilation, milking attractive and informative display. The horse was a very valuable imal. It provided transportation and power for doing farm work. Eve. after the death of a horse it S 8 i 8 Swanson trucking building near completion + WALNUT GROVE--John and Carol Swanson, John Trucking, were checking over their building on Hig. this week. The 40 by 70 foot building will be used to company's semi-trailer and truck when in the city. TI1 i be. ample space for rental in the building, also, Swansons were hurrying to get everything ready for People believe if a spider swings camper that will be coming inf0r storage soon. Botl J down in front of you, you will hear and Carol are over the road long distance drivers andJ good news. much of their time on the highways coast to coast. ST ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: as well as our personal conversations, ads, the values my which I intend represent you in the Minnesota State Senate. the process your family concerns Thank you for the time and consideration you have given to my campaign. am November 6. you for on C We want to thank you for opening your communities, homes and hearts to us. We have enjoyed a part of your lives. We look forward to what lies ahead. the best it can be. Ik, ,I : Pald :=rtlsement prewed and pald forby Kamr:th=7oh:nteer Conunlttee. Dixie Tilden, Treasurer. Monte deo + 3