60 Years Ago Items taken from the Tribune of September 7, 1956 George Abel has a new Ford Thunderbird he is now driving that was won in a drawing several weeks ago. A salesman for Famous Brands, Inc., Mr. Abel's name was drawn from among names of 19 Minnesota salesmen for the company who qualified for the drawing.
60 Years Ago Items taken from the Sun of August 28, 1956 Bob Collins won the 1956 championship of the Pomme de Terre Golf club in the club's annual tournament. Collins won the title with a three-under-par 33 in the medal play championship round with Connie Freeman and Doug Garberick after ousting Bill Watzke and Walt Sarlette in earlier match play rounds. Freeman, last year's club champion, battled Collins right down to the wire for the title.
60 Years Ago Items taken from the Tribune of August 17, 1956 Last weekend six Morris Boy Scouts and three local Scout leaders were inducted into the Order of the Arrow at Wilderness Camps. Inductees are Paul Brandt, Steve Berglund, Barry King, Jr., Milton Berglund, Institutional representative; Carter Leuty, Walter Erickson, assistant scoutmaster; Dick Munson, Stanley Fisher and S. A. Munson, scoutmaster. The Order of the Arrow is a brotherhood of Scout Honor Campers dedicated to furthering an interest in scout camping and service.
60 Years Ago Items taken from the Sun of Aug. 14, 1956 The Republican women of this area held a luncheon in the First Lutheran Church basement last Thursday. Some of the leaders who attended were Mrs. A. C. Carlson, Willmar, member of the Republican State Central committee; Mrs. Warren Gahlon, Morris Stevens County chairwoman; Mrs. James Paulsen, Clarkfield, Seventh district chairwoman; Mrs. R. D. Harmon, Minneapolis, state chairwoman and principal speaker at the meeting; R. B. DeWall, Morris, Seventh District chairman; and Mrs. DeWall.
60 Years Ago Items taken from the Sun of August 7, 1956 A federal soil and water research facility to be located in the Morris area and envisaged to be...
40 Years Ago Items taken from the Sun of July 27, 1976
With the upcoming annual Crazy Days in Morris, this year's Morris Crazy Days Looking Back edition is also off in years. Enjoy looking back to the years 1975, 1985 and 2005. 41 Years Ago Items taken from the Tribune of July 24, 1975
Morris' 32nd annual Prairie Pioneer Days is here. The family festival, hosted by the Morris Area Chamber of Commerce every July, has many activities around town, but centered in the East Side Park are the food and craft vendors. An annual parade and the spectacular fireworks top off the festivities. (070916.C.MST.LookingBack-1913AlfalfaArch.jpg goes here)
Enjoy viewing Morris' growth seen through a sixty year time frame. These scenes are from my personal collection of postcards.
60 Years Ago Items taken from the Tribune of June 15, 1956 Miss Sally Huebner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Huebner, received a bachelor of science degree at the University of Minnesota commencement exercises June 9. Miss Huebner has a major in home economics education.