Mower County Historical Society

The Mower County Historical Society is located on the east side of the Mower County Fairgrounds at 1303 6th Ave. SW in Austin, MN. This location is home to many thematic buildings and research library. For more information on the research library, please click on the research tab. Interested in the history of Hormel Foods?...

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The Grand Meadow GAR Hall

The Grand Army of the Republic Booth Post #130 was formed by sixteen Union Army Veterans of the Civil War. The GAR Hall was constructed in 1891 to be used as a meeting hall for the fraternal organization and the Woman’s Relief Corps, who later held the deed when the veterans’ numbers dwindled. The GAR Hall...

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The Grand Meadow Chert Quarry – Wanhi Yukan

THE GRAND MEADOW CHERT QUARRY – Wanhi Yukan Archaeological and Cultural Preserve Mower County is home to a very special archaeological site, which is only recently coming into public view. The Grand Meadow Chert Quarry Archaeological and Cultural Preserve, located northwest of Grand Meadow, is 8 acres of undisturbed oak savanna and 5 acres of...

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