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Trish Short Lewis's Blog (4)

Some of the Luckiest People in the World...

We were some of the luckiest people in the world, growing up where we did...and it was because a large group of people from PEI (and a few other places, too!) came and settled in Kittson County together. We are literally one big extended family, many of our families intermarrying down through the years. It was a big reason we had so much in common, and we all felt a kinship even when we didn't know the other closely upon first meeting. I never felt that way ever again, no matter where I have…


Added by Trish Short Lewis on July 29, 2014 at 6:14pm — No Comments

Kittson County Family Tree?????

I had an idea last night. I would dearly love to do a 'Family Tree' of Kittson County. I can't speak for your families (although I am aware of several of your families that this would apply to...), but in our family, there are several marriages into other 'original' families. What I'm talking about, is the main migration in the mid to late 1800s. Those families, especially those coming from the same area (i.e., Prince Edward Island, Ontario, etc.) commonly married into other families…


Added by Trish Short Lewis on November 20, 2013 at 4:01pm — 9 Comments

Humboldt Mystery?

Minnesota Historical Society has this listed as Humboldt, Minnesota in 1907.  Natives of Humboldt tell me they've never seen a photo from Humboldt's past with this layout of the town.  I am asking members to let… Continue

Added by Trish Short Lewis on October 6, 2011 at 10:28pm — 1 Comment

Satire Done Badly

Last week, I posted the response below to a badly written article about Kittson County...

Added by Trish Short Lewis on August 31, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

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