The Douglas County Historical Society has something fun and new available – podcasts on local history subjects!
You can follow the links below to listen to the first three episodes below, or visit dchsmn.org/podcasts
A Little Bit About Big Ole
Today we’re going to talk a little bit about Big Ole. From the World’s Fair to Alexandria, MN, this viking statue has been featured in thousands of family photos – but just how did he come to be? And what’s all this about a burning Santa Suit?
Your hosts today are Brittany Johnson from the Douglas County Historical Society, MN and Amanda Seim from the Runestone Museum Foundation, discussing the life and times of Alexandria’s resident viking statue.
Stories From Broadway
Join us for a brief exploration of the development and history of Broadway Street in Alexandria, MN.
Your host today is Brittany Johnson from the Douglas County Historical Society, MN.
Stories from Lake Darling
Join us for an exploration of Lake Darling’s history – including stories of bear wrangling, dude ranches in Douglas County, Minnesota, and “plactorial dexterity” (whatever that is.)
Your hosts today are Brittany Johnson from the Douglas County Historical Society, MN and Kaci Johnson from the Legacy of the Lakes Museum, discussing interesting Lake Darling history!