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Minnesota (Stearns County), Clearwater — Exploring The Mississippi Headwaters
After the American Revolution, the 1783 Treaty of Paris, signed by those representing the American Colonies and Great Britain, sought to establish the boundary of the new country. In the middle of the continent the boundary was to run east to west along a line from Lake of the Woods to the Mississippi River and then along a line located in the middle of the river to the southern boundary. No one knew the exact location of the river in the north nor did the map used to draw the treaty show its . . . — Map (db m69746) HM
Minnesota (Stearns County), Kimball — SN-MPR-004 — Maine Prairie Corners
Here in 1856 settlers from Maine established a community that grew into a vigorous pioneer village including three churches & stores, two lodge halls, blacksmith shop, cheese factory – all built near the site of a 2½-story tamarack fort used during the Sioux outbreak of 1862. With the coming of the Soo Line in 1886, most buildings were moved to Kimball. The last to remain burned in 1919. Stearns County Historical Society and the Kimball Centennial Committee 1949 Map (db m70766) HM
Minnesota (Stearns County), Luxemburg — Luxemburg
The first settlers in this area were immigrants from Luxembourg and Germany, founding Saint Wendelin's Parish Church in 1859. The town grew to include a school in 1861, post office in 1863, stores, hotel, livery, creamery, feed mill, and other businesses. Construction of the present church began in 1872. It contains a historically significant pipe organ and artwork. Presented by Luxemburg Lions 4-H Club, 2009 Map (db m70310) HM
Minnesota (Stearns County), Sauk Centre — Sinclair Lewis
When Harry Sinclair Lewis was born here on a bitter cold February 7, 1885, Sauk Centre was a raw prairie town with an unpaved main street and five or six blocks of false fronts. A gawky, sensitive child who achieved little success in school and was the brunt of every crude piece of horseplay. "Red" Lewis spent most of his youth tagging after his adored older brother and doctor-father, and reading every book he could find. He began to write at age fifteen. Despite the years of lost jobs and . . . — Map (db m43828) HM
Minnesota (Stearns County), Sauk Centre — The Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan
Designed by its first Vicar, the Reverend George Stewart, this is the oldest church building in continuous use in Sauk Centre. Construction was begun in the spring of 1869 and completion of the $6700 structure was made possible by a $2000 gift sent from New York by Mrs. Robert B. Minturn as a memorial to her husband.

The church was consecrated by the Right Reverend Henry Benjamin Whipple, first Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota. On Christmas Eve of 1869 the first worship service . . . — Map (db m43826) HM

Minnesota (Stearns County), Saulk Centre — Sinclair Lewis Boyhood Home
has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark under the provisions of the Historical Sites Act of August 21st 1935. This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of United States. U.S. Department of the Interior National Park Service 1968 — Map (db m7148) HM
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