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Alaska Far Away: The New Deal Pioneers of the Matanuska Colony

Alaska Far Away: The New Deal Pioneers of the Matanuska Colony Video showing at Richfield Historical Society. In the midst of the despair of the Great Depression, Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal gave over 200 struggling Midwestern farm families an extraordinary … Continue reading

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Snippets of Richfield History on Youtube!

History is all around us and happening everyday. To refresh our memories and learn about the past, we bring a series of short videos about Richfield History to you. Jon Wickett introduces the Richfield Historical Society to the community in … Continue reading

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Challenging an Airport

One richfield family waged a final but determined campaign in a long-running Minneapolis-Richfield contest – the takeover of Richfield land by Minneapolis business leaders to create Wold-Chamberlain Airport, later Minneapolis-St. Paul International. Purists might argue that Gus and Lottie Hohag’s … Continue reading

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Mix tape

From our Teenage Richfield exhibition, we collected your answers for songs that represent your youth. What would have been on your mixtape? Paul Simon Boston – More Than a Feeling Cheap Trick – Surrender Beatles – Sgt. Pepper Teach the world … Continue reading

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