John Russell Local History Articles

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John Russell Local History Articles

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Local historian John Russell published weekly articles about Menomonie area history in the DUNN COUNTY NEWS. This database includes digital versions of each column. Search by subject (i.e. logging, steamboats, etc.) or by an individual’s name (Stout, James Huff).

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03-01-1967 - Scenes From Yesteryear
Andrew Tainter; steamboat pilot; Knapp, Stout and Company; boat; Chippewa River; 1850s;"Pete Wilson";"Wilson"; steamboat; L.H. Bunnell; Winona and its Environs on the Mississippi;"Phil Scheckel"; captain; stern-wheeler; Louise Miller;"Just People of…

02-01-1967 - Steamboats - Scenes of Yesteryear
raft boats; Mississippi River; Knapp, Stout&Co Company; sidewheel steamer; Annie Girdon; 607 miles; Read's Landing; steamboats; Champion; Helen Mar; Louisville; Menomonie; Bart. E. Linehan; Phil Scheckel; 1869; Waubeek, Wis.; Dunn-Pepin county line;…

01-25-1967 - Steamboats - Scenes from Yesteryear
Stings; Red Cedar River; Chippewa River; steamboat; sweep; oar; 1863; Mississippi River; Captain George Winans; Sept. 10, 1863; Knapp, Stout and Company; Rumsey's Landing; Dunn County; Read's Landing; disaster; packets; logging; 1880s; Dunnville;…

07-15-1981 - Balloon - Scenes of Yesteryear
Jack Cosgrove; balloonist; daredevil; Menomonie; stomping ground; 1909; Dunn County Fair; fairgrounds; race track; The Dunn County News; balloon; August 1899; Billboard

08-02-1967 - Fairs -  Scenes from Yesteryear
1890s; beef barbecue; fairgrounds; July 4; Henry Knapp; Knapp, Stout and Company, Co; meal; race track; grandstand; 300 loaves of bread; 1000 cups; burgoo soup; James H. Stout; Stout State University

Dunn County Fair; Dunn County; Central Wisconsin racing circuit; Dunn County News; September 1909; horse racing; fairgrounds; state fair grade; eight big races; September 15-17; 80 horses; $4,000; purse money; $500; Merrill; Wausau; Stevens Point;…

Dunn County Fair; Bimbos; Fair Attractions; Charles Bimbo; Paula Bimbo; Minnesota State Fair; Dunn County News; 1909 Dunn County Fair; September 15; September 16; September 17; acrobatics; Dunn County Agricultura Society; gymnastics; comedians;…

11-01-1967 - Parades - Scenes from Yesteryear
Menomonie; mid 1890s; July 4th parade; Main Street; 200 block; Mabel Tainter building; meat market; veterans'memorial plaque; service entrance of the post office; Stori building; Henry Knapp; hair pounder; bull skinner; sidewalks

Dunn County Fair; 1909; Bimbos; Bottomlays; Jack Cosgrove; vaudeville acts; harness races; baseball games; Ludington Guard Band; exhibits; farm animals; dairy products; fruit; grain; vegetables; culinary; fine arts; flowers; Dunn County residents;…

Hosford-Chase Drum&Bugle Corps; Otto Benzel; men's chorus; Menomonie American Legion; Harold Cooke; Rochester, Minnesota; American Legion's Hosford-Chase Men's Chorus; Stout Institute; George Shaker; Arcade Building; Main Street; 200 Block;…
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