Listen to the Weekly Radio Readings by Sheila Winstead, RCHS Board Member
Recorded June 2018
June 3 Last week Sheila started reading from an article in a 1982 Roseau Times-Region in the archives of the Roseau County Museum. Elmer and Rose Holland were celebrating their 50th anniversary that year and were interviewed for the newspaper. Elmer had started working for the Roseau County Highway Department in 1944 and was telling about his work. “I graveled a lot of roads in the county,” he affirms. He also did some snowplowing. “I remember when the county got its first D-7 Cat,” he recalls. “Then it was all fingertip operation and it was as different as day and night. It had a lot more power and a lot more speed,” he said…
June 10 Today’s story comes from the Greenbush Centennial Book and was in a section about Haying. This story is called “Putting Up Hay” and was submitted by Myrna Sovde, using her personal knowledge and information from Kenneth Langaas. Farming has never been an easy job, but back in the old days, it really required a lot of manual labor.
June 17 & 24 This story is from a book compiled by Roseau County Historical Society, “Pioneers! O Pioneers! Book II”. This story is about Jens Pederson of Greenbush.
Jens Pederson was born on a farm about two miles from Cambridge, Wisconsin on September 29, 1896. His grandfather and mother were born on that place. His great-grandfather took homestead rights there. The President of the United States signed that deed. Church services were held in that yard, using a big stump for an altar, until a log church was built. When his grandfather grew up, he designed a new church by Cambridge. It had two stone walls and two brick walls…
Thank you to for letting us share the history of our county with your listeners.