Fun Finds in the NHC: New Additions to the Collaborative

The Collaborative has been busy transcribing, interpreting, and uploading a number of documents in the last few months. We’re excited to share some of these new additions with you! First National Bank of Northfield collection: Excerpts from the first minutes book of the First National Bank. This selection includes digitized records relating to the failed James-Younger Gang bank raid of 1876. You can see when the bank directors decided to get a burglar proof safe with a time lock, how much was left in the bank after the raid attempt, and...

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Fun Finds in the NHC: Archer House Beginnings and Changes

On the centennial of the opening of Northfield’s Archer House in August of 1877, Marjorie Neuhaus wrote an article titled, “Hotel Stuart: Now Century Old”. The Northfield History Collaborative has digitized Neuhaus’s first draft, with edits by longtime Northfield News reporter and editor, Maggie Lee. Her account provides some great details on the beginnings of our historic hotel and the changes in ownership, design, and use over the years. I particularly enjoyed reading the description of the gala grand opening in the middle of...

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Fun Finds in the NHC: Malt-O-Meal Additions

As we near the end of Northfield’s history month, I’m happy to announce the addition of new photographs to the NHC from the Northfield Historical Society’s Malt-O-Meal collection. This collection includes artifacts and images from the history of the Malt-O-Meal company, but it also documents key places in Northfield where it ran its business. In celebration of our newest exhibition, “Malt-O-Meal Originals,” enjoy this selection of historical photographs of the Ames Mill, Campbell Mill, and other Northfield views. g To see these...

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Fun Finds in the NHC: KYMN Radio jingles

Northfield’s history month is already half over, but you still have time to enjoy another exploration of Northfield history as preserved by the Northfield History Collaborative. You may not know this, but the NHC can digitize not only documents and photographs, but also audio files. Today we will take a look at more recent history from our partner, KYMN Radio. KYMN started broadcasting on September 27, 1968. Although the station broadcasts from downtown Northfield today, its original location was in Waterford Township, just a few miles...

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