....and now, it needs our help...
When mom and dad moved to St Cloud in about 1953, they subscribed to the Pierz Journal. It was really the best way to find out what was happening "up home".
Starting in 1909, before they were born, the Journal started publishing the Buckman News column, and graciously used news and ads from the Pierz area as filler. Nice of them, huh?
Every single page is a font of information about life back then, but right now, we have access to only a few precious issues that were microfilmed years ago...and you need to go to the history museum in St Paul to read them. The Morrison County History Society in Little Falls has the most complete set, but they're too fragile to handle. Mary tells it best.
Now, more than 100 years later, the bound volumes of the Journal have been almost loved to pieces--they are, after all, printed on paper that was never intended to last. But we have a chance to be able to read them again, online: