BASEBALL IN NICOLLET COUNTY
The people of St. Peter used town team baseball to help those affected by the Hinckley Fire. During the Great Depression, it provided entertainment and a distraction from difficult times. At the beginning of the Civil Rights movement, local black athletes were doing well in sports, like Jackie Robinson was
Gideon Ives: a Service-oriented Man
While many know the story of the governors, not many know Nicollet County is also home to officials from other offices, such as Lieutenant Governor. One man who held that office was Gideon Ives.
1998 Tornado Information Update
On the morning of March 30, 1998, Bruce Davis (right) took a cassette tape recorder to the Emergency Operations Center at the Nicollet County Courthouse. He asked Information Officer Jack Kolars for any information he could release. Later that morning, Bruce recorded a press conference at the courthouse, held in
COVID-19 UPDATE: MASKS ENCOURAGED
COVID-19 UPDATE: MASKS ENCOURAGED Beginning Saturday, March 5, 2022, masks will be encouraged but not required for all visitors regardless of vaccination status. This change is because the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) lowered the COVID-19 Community Level to a “Low” level from the “High” level of transmission that we
150 Years at the Nicollet County Fair
On October 4, 1871, the Nicollet County Agricultural Society held the first annual Nicollet County Fair. Much like today, fairgoers saw horses, pigs, cows, locally made furniture, fruits, vegetables, flowers, paintings, and photographs.
CORPORAL WILLIAM A. CLARK
HISTORICAL SALUTE TO VETERANS – CORPORAL WILLIAM A. CLARK By Marlin Peterson, NCHS volunteer By today’s standards, the military Medal of Honor is given only for extraordinary deeds of heroism and valor, ‘above and beyond’ the call of duty. The medal was instituted during the Civil War and was the
GENERAL WILLIAM CAREY BROWN
Garretson Addison Brown and his wife, Susan, moved from Ohio to the new community of Traverse des Sioux in Nicollet County in 1853. At various times, Brown operated a store, was in the livestock business, served as a postmaster, and was Nicollet County Judge of Probate from 1859 to 1868.
WAR OF 1812 VETERANS
By Marlin Peterson, NCHS volunteer The oldest known veterans buried in Nicollet County are most likely three men who served during the War of 1812, a conflict between the U.S. and Britain. Most people have very little knowledge of that war, other than the poem, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” written in
WWI TREASURES IN THE STOREROOM
Too old to join the American army, Luther Stone enlisted in the Canadian army at Winnipeg Manitoba on March 25, 1918, just four days before his 45th birthday.
Bob Looks Back: 1880 Fire at the St. Peter State Hospital
Death came to more than a dozen men during the darkness of a cold November night in 1880. The men died in a fierce fire in the north wing of the St. Peter State Hospital.