Percival Narveson's Historical Sketches

 

 

Foreword by Georgia Rosendahl

Edited by Chad Muller

2002

 

 

Table of Contents

Minnesota Had Gold Rush: It was over Fertile Acres

Land Speculation Attracted Early Spring Grove Settlers

Slow Moving Oxen Broke the Soil

It Wasn't Always Easy to Get the Staff of Life

The Wayside in Pioneer Days Was Friendly Overnight Stop

The Beginning of the Norwegian Settlement in Spring Grove

Spring Grove to Recall Those Days in the 1850's

Anything Quiet as a Bee?
Stone Lady on Hill Watches Over Tiny Black Hammer Village

Newhouse Just Withered Away; The Speculators Sold Out Fast

Remains and HIstory of a Once Blooming Village (Riceford)

Trails, Villages Can Still Be Found (Wilmington Grove)

Wabasha Was Once a Super County

Place Names

The Memories of Vagrants

Marte Ole THought He Knew Profit Key

Farm to Gold Mine to Farm (Anders Foss)

Professor Cornelius Narveson

Snowshoe Thompson - Bigger than Life - Was a Living Legend

The Herald and other Early Spring Grove Newspapers

Indian History of Spring Grove and Houston County Regions

First Residents Here May Have Been Mound Builders

Was this a busy Indian Highway?

How the Whites Forced the Indians to March

 

 

Name Index

Aaes, Aamodth, Aiken, Akre, Allen, Amray, Anderson, Andrews, Ardinger

Bagley, Bakke, Banning, Barker, Bartholomew, Batchellor, Beeby, Bennett, Benson, Berg, Bergh, Bergo, Bergsrud, Bernatz, Berquam, Billings, Birdsell, Bjertness, Bjore, Blexrud, Blinn, Bondelie, Bradford, Brandt, Breen, Brenna, Brenner, Brown, Budahl, Bunnell, Burtness, Bye

Callahan, Cameron, Campbell, Carrier, Carver, Chase, Chatfield, Cheeseboro, Christophersen, Clausen, Cluss, Coffee, Colt, Craig, Cratte, Crist, Crompton

Dahl, Dahle, Dahler, Demeron, Doely, Drowley, Dusterud, Dvergsten, Dyer

Edgers,  Eide, Eiken, Ekse, Elemoen, Elemoen, Ellestad, Ellingsen, Enderud, Engen, Espelund, Evenson, Everett, Ericksen

Findreng, Fladager, Flaskerud, Flaten, Fleming, Flemming, Foss, Fossum, Frost, Frink

Gilbertson, Gilmore, Glasrud, Goodno, Gribbin, Guberud, Gullingsrud, Gunderson, Guttormsen

Haecker, Haga, Hagen, Hallan, Halbakken, Halstenrud, Halvorson, Hanny, Hanson, Hartman, Hasledalen, Haugen, Haugen, Haugstad, Hefte, Hemri, Hendrickson, Hilden, Hillman, Hinkley,

Hoegh, Hoime, Hollum, Houston, Howe

Ike, Iverson

Jackson, Jacobson, Jensen, Jetson, Joerg, Johnson, Johnsrud, Jome, Jorgenson

Kaasa, Kasberg, Karlsbratten, Kelly, Kieland, King, Kinneberg, Kittilsland, Kjome, Kjos, Kjun, Kopang, Koren, Kripp, Krogstad, Kroshus, Krugmire, Kuster

Lamb, Lamen, Larsen, Lee, Lewis, Lie, Lien, Loing, Lommen, Looney, Lore, Lunde, Luttman

Magnusson,  Mathison, McCabe, McCormick, McDonald, McIntire, McKennty, McMichaels, McPhail, McSpadden, Metcalf, Muller, Mokasten, Montgomery,  Morken, Mosher, Munns, Myhrah, Myhre, Myten

Narveson, Nelson, Newhouse, Newport, Nielson, Nilsen, Nye

Oatman, Ober, Olen, Oleson, Olsen, Olson, Olstad, Onsgard, Onstad, Opheim, Oseth, Ostern, Ostby, Otterness, Otterness

Pagel, Parish, Parker, Passmour, Paulsen, Pendergast, Peterson, Pope, Prentis, Prestseter, Preston,

Prolow

Quale, Quanrud, Quarve, Quinnell

Raccicot, Ramstad, Randall, Rank, Rask, Reynolds, Rice, Rigs, Reierson, Reme, Reque, Richards, Richmond, Robinson, Roble, Roneberg, Roppe, Rosaaen, Rosendahl, Ross, Rowe, Royce, Rust

Sadd, Sagedalen, Sandness, Schansberg, Schech, Schneider, Schwarzhoff, Selland, Sheldon, Sherburne, Sherwood, Simpson, Singleton, Smerud, Smethhurst, Smith, Solandsen, Solberg, Solie, Soper, Solum, Sorem, Stabo, Stenehjem, Stengen, Stenholt, Stenrodden, Stensrud, Stevens, Storlie,  

Strong, Svartaas

Tannen, Tanner, Tart, Tendeland, Theisen, Thompson, Tingerson, Tollefson, Tone, Torgenrud, 51

Traaen, Trehus, Trostheim, Tune, Tweeten, Tweito

Ulen

Valder, Vale, Valle, Van Doren, Valtinsen, Velo, Vick

Walhus, Waller, Walsh, Wein, Wermager, West, Wilcox, Wilson, Winjum, Wing, Wold

Yitrelie