Mnopedia Story – Sweetman Catholic Colony

Sweetman Catholic Colony In 1881, John Sweetman brought forty-three immigrant families to farms near Currie and established the Sweetman Catholic Colony. Another nineteen families joined the colony in 1882, but two unseasonably wet growing seasons made farming difficult. By the end of 1882, half of the colonists had abandoned their farms and left the colony.  Click […]

Mnopedia Story – Minnesota’s First Female Sheriff – from Murray County

Minnesota’s First Female Sheriff Anna Sheerin Lowe became Minnesota’s first female sheriff when the Murray County Commissioners appointed her to fill her husband’s unexpired term in 1923. Faced with the difficulty of enforcing Prohibition laws, Lowe fulfilled her duties as sheriff and won the respect and gratitude of the community for her three years of service.  […]

Mnopedia Story – Murray County Fair

The first Murray County Fair was held in 1880. From 1884 through 1898 there were rival fairs, one in Currie and one in Slayton. Each claimed to be the official county fair, but both were discontinued at the turn of the century. In 1912 the Murray County Fair returned and has been held annually (with two exceptions) […]

Lunchbox Series – November 9th Event

Dinehart Lunchbox Lecture Series Begins 4th Year – FIRST EVENT ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH.   The Murray County Historical Society announces a fourth season of local and regional history topics for the Dinehart Lunchbox Lecture Series. There are some familiar faces in the lineup some new ones as well.   The lecture series will meet […]

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