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Stearns County Courthouse (Stearns History Museum)
Stearns County Courthouse (Stearns History Museum)
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Stearns County Courthouse Dedicated – On ‘This Date In Central Minnesota History’

ST. CLOUD - September 1st, 1922 – the present Stearns County Courthouse was completed.

In 1864, the original Stearns County Courthouse was built in what was then Columbia Square, but is now known as Courthouse Square. For a time the courthouse was adequate for the citizens of

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Doris Inman and her dog in 1950 (Stearns History Museum)
Doris Inman and her dog in 1950 (Stearns History Museum)
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St. Cloud Humane Society Was Formed – On ‘This Date In Central Minnesota History’

ST. CLOUD - August 27th, 1893 – The St. Cloud Humane Society was formed “for the prevention of cruelty to human beings and dumb animals.”

Around the year 1890, there was concern in St. Cloud about the

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Photo courtesy of Stearns History Museum
Photo courtesy of Stearns History Museum
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The College Of St. Benedict Began – On ‘This Date In Central Minnesota History’

ST. JOSEPH – August 25th, 1913College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph begins fall of 1913. Pauline Mischow was the first college girl to arrive on August 25th.

In June of 1857, four Benedictine si

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Jefferson Highway route through Minnesota
Jefferson Highway route through Minnesota
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Jefferson Highway Officials Visit St. Cloud – On ‘This Date In Central Minnesota History’

ST. CLOUD - July 25th, 1916 – Officials of the Jefferson Highway Association arrive in St. Cloud.

The turn of the century marked the development of automobiles as the most reliable means of transportation. Thus

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Clemens Gardens Named – On ‘This Date In Central Minnesota History’

ST. CLOUD – July 20th, 1989 – Clemens Gardens named for Viriginia Rose Clemens.

When a plot of land came up for sale across the street from the home of Bill and Virginia Clemens, they purchased and donated the land to the City of St. Cloud Park Department. July 20, 1989 is the date of the approved m

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John Wilson (Stearns History Museum)
John Wilson (Stearns History Museum)
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St. Cloud’s Middle Town Started – On ‘This Date In Central Minnesota History’

Here’s what happened on this date in Central Minnesota History…

July 19th, 1853 – John L. Wilson, the “Father of St. Cloud”, purchased a section of land in central Minnesota for $100. This is where Middle Town (St. Cloud) would develop.

The first

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