Red River Valley Historical Essays

March 1972

Humboldt - St. Vincent Public School

Humboldt, Minnesota

English VIII, IX, X, XI, and XII

under the supervision of Mr. Don Erdahl and Mrs. Martha Roberts

Editors

Wanda Anderson, Norma Finney, David Ingeman, Grace McAdam, Michael Ness, Theresa Rabe, Vanessa Reese, Dan Turner, Linda Twamley, Gary Wilkie, Keith Webster.

Illustrators

David Ingeman, Grace McAdam, Vanessa Reese

Introduction

Vanessa Reese

Mimeographers

David Ingeman, Michael Ness, Keith Webster, Gary Wilkie

Typists

Each writer typed his own stencils and the Office Practice Class typed for the Junior High.

Preface

Vanessa Rae Reese

The web of life started when the world was created. This giant web was not completed overnight. But instead it was woven little by little with God's help and man's hard work.

The Red River Valley has also spun a web. Many men and women have had a part in it.

English VIII, IX, X, XI and XII under the supervision of Mr. Don Erdahl and Mrs. Martha Roberts have written about different parts of this web.

These 1972 Historical Essays tell part of the story of the central Red River Valley.

Table of Contents

Anderson, Wanda - - - - Dentistry Moves In: Dr. G. A. McConnache

Ash, Bradley - - - - - - - First State Bank of Humboldt

Ash, Daryll - - - - - - - - Humboldt Methodist Church: 75 Years of Service

Ash, Steven - - - - - - - - The Exploits of Daniel James Reese

Ash, Suzette - - - - - - - -Thomas Botko: Master Farmer

Bahr, Julie - - - - - - - - - Boomtown, Minnesota

Bahr, Vernon - - - - - - - Humboldt Landmark: The Old Irving Store

Baldwin, Mark - - - - - - The First State Bank of Humboldt

Bergh, LoAnn- - - - - - - Ruth Younggren: She Holds the Key to Success

Clow, Janet- - - - - - - - - Butchering in the Red River Valley Pioneer Days

Clow, Rick - - - - - - - - - Wm. Percy Kneeshaw: Prominent Farmer & Cattleman

Cote, Mike - - - - - - - - - Iten's Water Service

Dexter, Suzanne - - - - - -The Heritage of the Algonquians

Easter, Kathy - - - - - - - -Three Pioneers

Finney, Brian - - - - - - - -First Combines in Humboldt Community

Finney, Norma - - - - - - -Emil & Ida Walters: Pioneers to a New Land

Friebohle, Roxanne - - - - Trains of the Past

Giffen, Renee- - - - - - - - Music of Yesterday

Gooselaw, Margaret- - - - Judge Kneeshaw

Hoglin, Andrea- - - - - - - The Farm Families Dilemna

Ingeman, David- - - - - - - Forgotten Cemetery

Jerome, Kathy- - - - - - - -The Lively Set

Jerome, Louis - - - - - - - -St. Ann's Church of St. Vincent

Johnson, Wm.- - - - - - - - The Florance Era

Karol, Clair - - - - - - - - - Changing Times

McAdam, Grace - - - - - - Christ Episcopal Church

Ness, Micheal - - - - - - - -The Old St. Vincent Firehall

Ohmann, Kathy- - - - - - - The United States Customs

Olson, Diane - - - - - - - - "And Grandpa Sang Too"

Olson, Mike- - - - - - - - -- Harry Alderson Wood - Retired Railroad Man

Pede, Sherry - - - - - - - -- Pembina, North Dakota's Oldest Settlement

Pede, Terry- - - - - - - - -- Mr. Roy De France

Rabe, Debbie - - - - - - - -- Houses of the Early Days

Rabe, Theresa- - - - - - - -- Fun and Frolic

Reese, Vanessa - - - - - - -- Kathryn S. Reese

Rustad, Jamie - - - - - - - - Life of Margaret Petersen Rustad

Rustad, Janine - - - - - - - - The House James J. Hill Built

Schulte, Bobbi Jo - - - - - - Christine Hostrup

Schumacher, David - - - - - The History of the Automobile

Seed, Roger- - - - - - - - - - Roland Hughes

Stewart, Shane - - - - - - - - The Red River Valley Polacks

Surface, Pamela - - - - - - - Charles B. Harris: Pioneer Doctor

Turner, Daniel - - - - - - - - Mrs. Silas Matthew

Twamley, Linda - - - - - - - Modern Pioneer Family

Twamley, Tom- - - - - - - - An Elevator's Life and Death

Webster, Julie- - - - - - - - - Frank Charles Moris

Weir, Marilyn- - - - - - - - - Red River Ox Carts: MN's First Freight Carts

Wilkie, David - - - - - - - - - Sports in Days Gone By

Wilkie, Gary- - - - - - - - - - James Florance: Progressive Businessman

 

Clow, Janet - - - - - - - - - - - 5th Place State Winner - Ability Counts

 


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