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    • Plat Book Nobles County Minnesota, 1888

    • 1888
    • Hardcover book containing maps of the villages, cities and townships of Nobles County; map of Minnesota and United States; History of Nobles County; and Historical Patrons Director. Nobles County Historical Society has a conplete index to names in...
    • Nobles County Historical Society
    • Standard Atlas of Olmsted County Minnesota

    • 1896
    • A Plat Book of the villages, cities and townships of the county, Map of the State, United States and World, Farmers Directory, Reference Business Directory and Departments devoted to general information. Analysis of the System of US Land Surveys,...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Plat Book of Nicollet County, Minnesota (1899)

    • 1899
    • Plat book of Nicollet County, Minnesota, 1899. Title page names North West Publishing Co., and states that information was compiled from county records and actual surveys. The book includes 31 pages of color maps of all 13 Nicollet County...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Standard Atlas of Grant County, Minnesota

    • 1900
    • Plat book of Grant County containing plats of all townships with owner's names, plats of county villages, also maps of the state, the United States and the world also an Outline Map of the county showing locations of townships, villages, roads,...
    • Grant County Historical Society
    • Standard Atlas of Cottonwood County Minnesota, 1909

    • 1909
    • Hardcover book containing maps of the villages, cities and townships of Cottonwood County; map of Minnesota, United States and World; Patrons Directory; Illustrations of local people and places; Reference Business Directory; Analysis of the System...
    • Cottonwood County Historical Society
    • Plat book of Dakota County, Minnesota

    • 1896
    • Dakota County atlas, 55 pages of colored maps, 48 cm. Scale of tounship maps 1:31,680. 2 inches to the mile. Patron's Directory is located on pages 53-55. Drawn from actual survey and county records by Bertine F. Pinkney.
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Plat Book of Kandiyohi County, 1886

    • 1886
    • Plat Book of Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, 1886. Title page states complied by Brown and Wright. The book includes 35 pages of color maps of 22 townships and 8 cities or towns. Includes many geographic features, including: Hawk River, Clear...
    • Kandiyohi County Historical Society
    • Plat Book of Washington County, Minnesota

    • 1901
    • This plat book of Washington County, Minnesota, 1901, contains 52 colored maps of township, city and village plats. It includes a Minnesota state map, an outline map of Washington County, a table of explanation, a United States map, system of...
    • Stillwater Public Library
    • Plat Book of Todd County Minnesota 1906

    • 1906
    • Plat book of Todd County, Minnesota. 1906. Compiled from county records and actual surveys. J. R. Dunham, Compiler and draftsman, Clinton, Iowa.
    • Todd County Historical Society
    • Standard Atlas (Plat Book)  Crow Wing County, Minnesota 1913

    • 1913
    • A plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the county. Map of the state, Unites States and world. Patrons directory, reference business directory and departments devoted to general information. Analysis of the system of U.S. Land Surveys,...
    • Crow Wing County Historical Society
    • Standard Atlas of Polk County, Minnesota

    • 1930
    • Standard atlas and plat book for Polk County, Minnesota. Features include a map of the entire county, individual township maps, a map of Minnesota, a map of the United State and a world map. An extensive Advertising section is also included at the...
    • Fosston Public Library
    • Standard Atlas of Nobles County Minnesota, 1914

    • 1914
    • Hardcover book containing maps of the villages, cities and townships of Nobles County; map of Minnesota, United States and World; Patrons Directory; Illustrations of local people and places; Reference Business Directory; and Analysis of the System...
    • Nobles County Historical Society
    • 1896 Plat Book of Stearns County, Minnesota

    • 1896
    • Plat book of Stearns County, Minnesota, 1896.Title page names North West Publishing Co., but other copies include a title page that names Pinkney & Brown, successors to C.M. Foote & Co. as publisher. This alternative title page includes Complied...
    • Stearns History Museum
    • Plat Book of Olmsted County, Minnesota

    • 1878
    • This plat book was drawn from actual surveys and county records and includes Olmsted County, the individual townships, cities, towns, a patron's directory and a table of distances for the county. Township maps show the property owners, location of...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Ed Schrom

    • 1978-02-01
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Schrom was a native of Albany, Minnesota, where he lived and owned a farm at the time of the interview. In 1970 he was elected to the State Senate. He served on a number of commissions including Agriculture, Natural...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Richard A. Hanson

    • 1979-02-13
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Hanson was raised on a farm and is a farmer in Pope County. He attended Alexandria Tech School and at the time of the interview was pursuing a degree at the University of Morris. In 1978, Hanson was the manager of Alice...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Plat Book of Renville County, Minnesota, 1900

    • 1900
    • Plat Book of Renville County, Minnesota,1900. Title page names Northwest Publishing Company and states the information was compiled from county records and actual surveys. The book includes 49 pages of color maps of all 27 townships and 9 cities...
    • Renville County Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with James Nelson

    • 1977-05-31
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Nelson was born and raised on a farm and at the time of the interview was a farmer in Grant County, Minnesota. After graduating from high school, he earned a undergradute degree in physics at the University of Minnesota...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Wallace Hayenga

    • 1978-03-14
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Hayenga was the staff assistant at the Blue Earth-Nicollet-Faribault Cooperative Electric Association in Mankato, Blue Earth County. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: His background. Background of BENCO. Structure of CPA and UPA....
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with David Fjoslien

    • 1978-02-01
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Fjoslien was a native of Brandon, Minnesota and he owned and operated a farm nearby. He was elected to the state legislature in 1972. He also served on numerous committees including the Environment and Natural Resources...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Donald Olson

    • 1978-04-18
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Olson earned a degree from the University of Minnesota in international relations. While he was in graduate school, he became involved in the anti-war movement of the 60s. He was a potter and taught pottery in a...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Plat book of Winona County, Minnesota

    • 1894
    • Winona County atlas, 60 pages of maps, some on double plates, 46 cm. Patrons' Directory is located on pages 52-60. Scale of township maps [ca. 1:31,680].
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Wayne Olhoft

    • 1977-12-29
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Olhoft was a state Senator from Herman, Minnesota. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Background. The Power Plant Siting Act-reason for creating; problems with act; amendments. Environmental Quality Board-effectiveness of; role of;...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Charles L. Anderson

    • 1979-02-14
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Anderson was President, board of directors of Cooperative Power Association. He was a farmer in Litchfield, Meeker County. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Background. Impact of powerline on the area. Structure of Meeker Cooperative...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Nancy C. Barsness

    • 1979-02-20
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Barsness was a farmer from Cyrus, Pope County. She freelanced as a reporter on the powerline controversy for KMRS Radio and several newspapers in Pope County. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Getting involved in the powerline...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Deborah Pick

    • 1979-02-13
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Pick was a native of Wisconsin. She moved to Minneapolis in 1975 to attend school and work. While attending school on and off, she taught in special programs for emotionally disturbed children, worked in the theater, and...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Nancy C. Barsness

    • 1979-02-20
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Barsness was a farmer from Cyrus, Pope County. She freelanced as a reporter on the powerline controversy for KMRS Radio and several newspapers in Pope County. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Getting involved in the powerline...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Paul Tollefson

    • 1978-03-20
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Tollefson was a a farmer in Northfield, Minnesota. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: First knowledge of powerline; petition for powerline. Health and safety. As member of the Citizen's Advisory Committee. Problems with 1973 siting...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Harold C. Hagen

    • 1977-06-01
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Hagen was a farmer from Pope County and was president of Counties United for a Rural Environment (CURE). SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Background. How Hagen first learned about the the powerline project. Routing of line. Power...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Philip O. Martin

    • 1978-07-27
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Martin was born and raised on a farm in North Dakota. He served in the Air Force for four years and then attended the University of North Dakota where he received a degree in business administration with a major in...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Ted V. Lennick

    • 1978-09-12
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Lennick was born and raised in Minot, North Dakota. After graduating from high school, he worked for a utility company in the area and then joined the Army where he was a first lieutenant in the artillery. He attended...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Hervey Richardson

    • 1977-12-07
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Richardson resided in Morris, Minnesota. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Agralite Cooperative board of directors. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Development of telephone cooperatives. Development of Rural Electrification...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Roger Strand

    • 1978-02-02
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Strand was raised in Cyrus, Minnesota. He was a farmer in Cyrus and was elected to the state Senate in 1976. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Background. Initial involvement with powerline project. Pope County's involvement. Corridor...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Roger Strand

    • 1978-02-02
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Strand was raised in Cyrus, Minnesota. He was a farmer in Cyrus and was elected to the state Senate in 1976. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Background. Initial involvement with powerline project. Pope County's involvement. Corridor...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Carolyn Koudela

    • 1979-02-21
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Koudela was a farmer from Alexandria, Douglas County. She was president of Save Our Countryside. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Initial involvement with powerline controversy. Background in community involvement. Learning about the...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Peter Vanderpoel

    • 1978-03-17
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Vanderpoel was an editorial writer and reporter for the Minneapolis Tribune and the St. Paul papers before becoming the director for the State Planning and Agency and Minnesota Environmental Quality Board. SUBJECTS...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with C. David Nelson

    • 1977-04-22
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Nelson had been a resident of Glenwood, Minnesota since 1964. He became Pope County attorney in 1966. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: How he became involved in powerline issue. Role in hearings. Sheriff Emmons and enforcement of...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Ira D. Emmons

    • 1977-04-29
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Emmons was sheriff of Pope County. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Police department's first involvement with the powerline controversy; potential conflict with utilities surveying; dealing with confrontations; local people's...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Louis Sieling

    • 1977-05-18
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Sieling was a farmer from Perham, Minnesota and was director of the Lake Region Cooperative Electrical Association.SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Background. Background of Lake Region Co-op. How co-op expanded service. Assessing...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Charles Berg

    • 1977-06-13
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Berg was born and raised in Traverse County. He lived and operated a farm in Chokio, Stevens County. From 1973 through 1976 he served in the State Senate. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Background; role in Senate and involvement...
    • Minnesota Historical Society

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