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Skip Smolak Rither commented on Jay B. Homstad Jr.'s photo
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Lawrence Homstad (left)

"Lawrence is boxing with his brother, Charles Wesley. The Sion Lutheran Church is visible in the distance, to the right of Charles Wesley.  The Kruse house is visible in the background between the two boys.  Hence, this photo was taken in…"
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Skip Smolak Rither commented on Cindy Adams's photo
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Outside Ray's Father's Store

"On a personal note, my mother Edythe Elinore Smolak was a member of the Lancaster High School Class of 1937 and was a classmate of Mary K. Lindgren."
Mar 31
Skip Smolak Rither commented on Cindy Adams's photo
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Outside Ray's Father's Store

"According to The Lutheran Companion , Published in Rock Island Ill., Vol. XXV, No. 26, dated Saturday, June, 30, 1917, A, C. Holmquist had served as Principal of the Commercial Department at the North Star College in Warren, Minn.  The college…"
Mar 31
Skip Smolak Rither commented on Cindy Adams's photo
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Outside Ray's Father's Store

"Investments to improve the business were made from time to time.  In 1907 the firm installed a modern acetylene gas lighting system in the store and in 1918 a new basement was constructed under the building and a modern heating plant…"
Mar 31
Skip Smolak Rither commented on Cindy Adams's photo
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Outside Ray's Father's Store

"The Lancaster Hardware Store was the third business to be established in Lancaster MN after the Soo Line railroad arrived in 1904.  The store was built by William A. Lindgren and Oscar Ryden, and was located on the east side of Central Avenue…"
Mar 31
Therese Lloyd joined Glenn Browne's group
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EARLY PIONEERS

Research into who and when did the first pioneers arive, what age were they, and where did they come from.See More
Mar 30
Anne Jerome Hosack is now a member of Kittson County Historical Society
Mar 29
Skip Smolak Rither commented on Jay B. Homstad Jr.'s photo
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Lawrence Homstad (left)

"A news article in a 1940 issue (exact date unknown) of The Lancaster Herald reported that "While boxing with another boy, Lawrence Homstad had the misfortune of fracturing his arm.  He is carrying it in a sling, but is coming along…"
Mar 25

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Looking for family

My grandfather was Eddie Norman Blomquist, and my great-grandparents were Louis A. and Ragnhild Olson Blomquist from Hallock.  Louis and Ragnhild are buried in the Saron Cemetery.  I am wondering if I have any family in the area.  

I never knew my grandfather and only found out about my great-grandparents from Melton and Adeline Blomquist about 2001.  Then I lost touch with them.

I would love to get in touch with family members!

Posted by Josephine Brown on March 15, 2014 at 8:25pm

Lancaster All School Reunion

Last night I was at the second organizational meeting for the Lancaster All School Reunion to be held in June of 2015. The exact date in June still has to be confirmed but the preliminary program looks good. The town's new community center is now open and will provide the perfect place for the main activities.

Special attention is being directed to the Registration Booth. A list of the people in attendance will be developed with attention to cell phone records. Classmates and friends…

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Posted by Glenn Browne on February 20, 2014 at 11:06am

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