Cooper Retires

1965 One of the two earliest landmarks, the former First Congregational Church, was demolished on March 3rd to make room for a filling station, later occupied b...

Growing the Library

1960 Census: 16,381 (a 45% increase since 1950) The decade of the sixties included a new bank, filtration plants, the revival of Crystal Lake, the formation of ...

Queen of the Lakes

1952 In July, 20 year old JoAnn Melberg (pictured above courtesy of Sheldon Smith), the Sweetheart of Sigma Chi fraternity at the University of Minnesota and Ro...

Congregational Falls

In 1961 the old First Congregational Church was sold to another church group. In 1965 the church was demolished to make way for a filling station that later bec...