Pope County Museum Notes

From the Pope County Tribune, Thursday, May 18, 1922.

The Lowry mill has exchanged their old truck for a new two-ton truck so now they can deliver flour and feed to the neighboring towns in lots.

The Minnesota Education Butter and Cheese scoring contest was one of the largest ever conducted by the dairy and food department. There were 165 entries of butter. A.E. Dalsgaard of Lowry won the grand prize. 

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From the Glenwood Herald, Thursday, May 18, 1922.

May 15th was a beautiful day and the fishers were out bright and early. Except a few dark clouds late in the afternoon and some rain, the entire day was ideal. There were a number more people fishing on opening day this year than last, judging from the boats taken out from Kaldahl’s boat house. Twenty-tree boats went out last year and twenty-nine this year. 

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From the Starbuck Times, Friday, May 19, 1922. 

Ole Olson and John Overson, appointed to look after getting a well for the tourists’ camping ground and park, were down Tuesday afternoon and bored a well 12 feet deep. They struck good water and in the evening installed a pump. Mr. Ed Olson, the Manager of the camping grounds, has secured a hundred dollars for the project from the business men and plans to put signs on the roads advertising the camping grounds in a short time. Lavatories and tables and benches will also be erected on the grounds.

W. C. Torguson, cashier of the Security State Bank, has taken charge of the collection of the storage tickets held by farmers for grain stored in the defunct New Prairie Elevator. The state law forbids the sale of stored grain and the grain may be followed into the hands of those by whom it is purchased. Mr. Torguson will collect it under the rule from the parties to whom the grain was sold by the elevator, or from subsequent parties who purchased it.