Artifact Archive


December 17, 2020

The History of Petersburg

The Museum has a collection of essays from 1947 written by students of Miss Helen Pruessing, Petersburg High School English III instructor. Sonya Husvik, Casper Hallingstad, Frank Kaino, June Otness, Darline Rosvold and others describe everything from Petersburg Air Service, to Scow Bay, to the Folk Tales of Petersburg. In the "Advancement of Petersburg Roads" Bernice Espeseth begins "When our town was young, some people wanted the streets widened for cars and trucks, but one of the city fathers said, 'The streets of Petersburg need only be wide enough for baby ca...

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