Hometown history lesson

Palmer, left, and Johnson stand next to a museum display of old lumbering saws. After Johnson's visit to the Warden's House, he wrote a short story about his trip in the school newsletter (photo courtesy of Mary Johnson)

Palmer, left, and Johnson stand next to a museum display of old lumbering saws. After Johnson’s visit to the Warden’s House, he wrote a short story about his trip in the school newsletter (photo courtesy of Mary Johnson)

Palmer and Johnson along with their teacher sister Ruth Marie listen to County Historical Society staff member Sean Pallas

Palmer and Johnson along with their teacher sister Ruth Marie listen to County Historical Society staff member Sean Pallas

St. Croix Catholic School Fifth-graders with their teacher, Sister Ruth Marie, went on a recent trip to the Warden’s House Museum in Stillwater as part of a Historical fiction school assignment. During the group’s visit they learned the toaster was invented in Stillwater, the city had the biggest opera house west of Chicago and that the biggest logjam in state History happened in the St. Croix River.

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