Newspaper Archives and Historical Photos

Newspaper Archives

The following articles are from papers published by the Faribault Daily News between 1931-1934
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County Board News - Thursday, February 26, 1931
Financial Statement - Wednesday, February 18, 1931
New Years Baby 1934 - Monday, January 1, 1934   
New Years Baby Prizes - Monday, January 1, 1934
Tax Valuation - Monday, July 25, 1932 (article 1 of 2)    
Tax Valuation - Monday, July 25, 1932 (article 2 of 2)
January Schedule of Attractions - Monday, January 1, 1934    
Piggly Wiggly Grocery Ad - Thursday, February 26, 1931     
Grocery Ads - Monday, July 25, 1932
Northfield Article - Monday, July 25, 1932    
Maytag Ad - Monday, July 25, 1932    
Penney's Ad - Monday, July 25, 1932

Historical Photos

Bridge Construction - Fbo. to Nfld. (1920) Bridge Square in Northfield (1914)
Brunswick Hotel (1885)City Book Store (1881)
Carleton College - First Building (1875)Child in Sleigh (1890)
Children with their Dogs (1890)Citizens Bank of Northfield (1900)
Courthouse PostcardDeaf School Classroom (1892)
Deaf School Laundry (1899)Early Automobile
Edison Record StoreFaribault Depot (1912)
Faribault Post Office (1925) Farm Horses
Haskell Store (1900)Haskell Store (1910)
Horse & Buggy (George Herrick)Kaiser Boot & Shoe (1881)
Men Bailing Hay in the FieldsNorthfield Street Scene (1900)
Paving Faribault to Northfield (1920)Paving Road (1920) - photo #1
Paving Road (1920) - photo #2Picnic Gathering (1908)
Quarry (1920) - photo #1Quarry (1920) - photo #2
Removing Auto from RailroadRoad Construction (1920) - photo #1
Road Construction (1920) - photo #2Shattuck-St. Mary's School Postcard
Skating on PondStevens Drug Store (1881)
Student Nurses (1915) Sunday School Class/ Minnie Watson (1896)
Sunday School Class/Emma Lincoln (1898)Tractor, Farmers & Horses
Viaduct PostcardWomen in Formal Dresses (1879)




Rich in History

Today, Rice County remains rich in history. Many buildings in the County have been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The list includes the Rice County Courthouse and the Community Corrections Building. In 1873, the corner lots where the Community Corrections Building now stands were purchased, and permanent quarters for the courthouse and jail were constructed on the sites of the present county buildings in 1874. The jail was condemned in 1910 and replaced by the present structure the same year. This structure was the Rice County Jail until the Law Enforcement Center was built in 1975 and the building was remodeled for the Rice County Social Services Department.

Alexander Faribault House
(12 First Ave. N.E. Faribault)
Bonde Farm House
(16745 Kane Ave, Nerstrand)
Bridge No. 8096
(Hwy. 19 over Spring Creek, Northfield)
Church of Annunciation
(4995 Albany Ave, Northfield)
Church of Most Holy Trinity
(4939 Washington Street N. Veseli)
City Hall - Faribault
(208 N.W. First Avenue - Faribault)
City Hall - Nerstrand
(Main Street - Nerstrand)
Christdala Evangelical Church
(Forest Township)

Dobbin House
(Shattuck-St Mary's
1800 14th Street N.E, )

Drake Farm House
(11188 Gates Ave, Northfield)
Goodsell Observatory
(Carleton College-Northfield)
Episcopal Rectory
(112 6th Street N.W, Faribault)
Farmer Seed & Nursery
(818 4th Street N.W Faribault)
Hutchinson House
(305 2nd Street N.W, Faribault)
Laura Baker School
(211 Oak Street - Northfield)
Lieb House
(201 4th Ave S.W.Faribault)
Lonsdale School House
(405 3rd Ave S.W, Lonsdale)
McCall House
(817 Ravine Street N.E. Faribault.)
Minnesota School Academy for the Deaf  (Faribault)MSAD / Noyes Hall
(N.E. Sixth Avenue - Fbo.)
Faribault Historical District
(Central Avenue)
Northfield Historical District
(Division/Water/3rd/5th Streets)
Old Main
(St. Olaf College , Northfield.)
Scoville Memorial Library
(Carleton College - Northfield)
Skinner Memorial Chapel
(Carleton College, Northfield)
Shattuck-St. Mary's (SSM)
(1000 Shumway Avenue,  faribault)

Shattuck-St. Mary's (SSM)
Shumway Hall

(1000 Shumway Ave, Faribault)

Steensland Library
(St. Olaf College, Northfield)
Trondhjem Lutheran Church
(8501 Garfield Ave, Lonsdale)
Valley Grove
(9999 155th Street E. Nerstrand)
(Division Street over the
Straight River, Faribault )
Wilson House
(104 1st Ave N.W, Faribault)