Parents - Do you know where your children are? Due to insurance and safety concerns we try to secure the caboose as much as possible, but with the warmer weather, we are yet again experiencing an increase in late night and weekend damage to the Caboose at KHC. Our most recent issue was sometime this past weekend and included the disrespect and vandalism and damage to our property and windows on the caboose in order for them to gain entry. Unfortunately, this has added an additional expense and work to our non-profit history center! We are looking for volunteers to fund and/or do the repair that is now necessary to our caboose. Please call 320-679-1665 or stop in if you are able to help us out!!
What is a history center good for anyways?
Well just ask this lovely mother and daughter team that showed up to do some family research today.
During their visit they were able to clear up one family mystery.
On the right of the photos is Carol Lysnt who's grandparents farmed in Hillman. Carol spent very happy summers from 1947 - 1951 visiting the big family on the farm. The farm had ice house, big red barn, pump house, farmhouse, horses, cows, chickens, pigs, and a big vegetable garden. Her grandfathers parents had immigrated here from Sweden in 1894 and raised their children here.
On the left is Jean Franklin, visiting from Downers Grove, IL she came to Mora to visit cemeteries & see records of her mother's family who lived in Haybrook. Jean said "My mom tells many stories of visiting their farm as a child".
The mystery? Why did they find two different dates for Nels death? Turns out one was the father and the other was his son who had never married or moved.
Thank you ladies for your visit today! It was a pleasure to meet you both.
Help keep history alive! There are expenses involved in the keeping of this important information. To lend a helping hand, you can click on the donate button on our facebook page and/or you could become a member under our membership tab!