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The Buffalo County Training School
The Buffalo County Training School began classes in 1902 in this building which now houses the Alma Area Museum.
This is a round barn on the Herold bluff.
Many barns sit idle these days. At one time there were a number of round barns in the county. This one was on the Herold bluff. Photo courtesy MaryAnn Hurlburt
This threshing crew is ready to move in the Praag area
Note that the stack is in front of this machine. E. F. Ganz once wrote that \\\"The machines were kept going into the winter as long as deep snow allowed for stack threshing. To lug an outfit from one valley to another on bobs was not less common than for a man to carry a borrowed breaking plow across the bluffs on his back.\\\" Photo courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. Wilferd Schaub
The Huber buffalo herd from Rose Valley, near Cochrane
The Huber brothers brought a buffalo bull back from the West by using a buckboard with the floor removed as a travelling corral. This bull helped them form the only buffalo herd in the county since the white man had appeared in 1839. Prior to that, Father Louis Hennepin had named the Buffalo River when he was taken past it in 1680 and saw buffalo near the mouth of the river.
Real horsepower was often used in Buffalo County
Horsepower was used to move a building in Gilmanton. The structure is still used for the post office. Photo courtesy Velva Molland
The Buffalo County Historical Society Board of Directors is made up of each Buffalo County local historical society's president (or their designee), a representative from the Buffalo County Board of Supervisors, the County Historian and up to five at-large board members. For the 2010-11 year, the board consists of the following:
Mr. Gary Schlosstein, County Historian and President
Mrs. Dorothy Peterson, Alma Historical Society Representative and Vice-President
Mrs. Sandra Ebert, Director at Large and Secretary/Treasurer
Mr. Robert Accola, Mondovi Area Historical Society Representative
Mr. Ron Helwig, County Board of Supervisors Representative
Mr. Bob Hermann, Director at Large
Mrs. Jeanne Hofer, Buffalo City-Cochrane Area Historical Society Representative
Mr. Chris Knecht, Director at Large
Mrs. Janice Schoen, Director at Large
Mrs. Sandra Wunderlich, Fountain City Area Historical Society Representative