The following is reprinted from the Tri-County News Oct. 3, 2002.
Highway No. 15 North, remains bad in spite of State Dept. promise
Below is printed an item which appeared as an editorial in the St. Cloud Journal-Press in September 1925, and it is reprinted here as it seems a fitting reminder of the condition of that portion of Trunk Highway No. 15 lying north out of Kimball when it was under local control, in view of the fact that the road is now listed in all state highway road condition bulletins as “impassable”.
Frequently many highways may become impassable because of extraordinary and unusual weather conditions but how can the Highway Department excuse itself for allowing an important link in the Trunk highway system, such as the stretch from Kimball to Luxemburg to become impassable because of a lack of either building, or proper maintenance? The men employed on maintenance of this stretch have accomplished all that anyone could with the equipment that they have been furnished, but from allowing the grade to wear down over a period of years, to such an extent that it becomes a “canal”, with the previous ditches higher than the road bed, it is impossible to maintain the road without grading by heavy maintenance equipment.
Major Highlights for the Week
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1863
Major General Benjamin F. Butler returned to active Federal command, superseding Major General John G. Foster in the Department of Virginia and North Carolina.
Skirmishing flared between the Union and Confederate armies at Suffolk, Va.; the Fouche-le-Faix Mountains in Arkansas; Greenleaf Prairie in Indian Territory; near Natchez, Miss.; and at the Carrion Crow and Vermillion bayous of Louisiana.
It is free and open to the public 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 at Stearns History Museum.
“Amateur genealogists, beware. Researching your ancestry doesn’t always turn up heroes and royalty. It may turn up an unsavory character,” writes Sue Shellenbarger. The St. Cloud Area Genealogists know all about finding the good, the bad, and the interesting in genealogy. At November’s meeting SCAG board members will present short stories about some of their personal experiences during genealogy research.
Wednesday, Nov. 20, free for members, $5 for non-members
Have you ever wondered what resources are available in the Research Center and Archives of the Stearns History Museum? Come and find out. The Stearns
History Museum is offering a new monthly class to highlight the many resources available and show you how easy they are to access. Beginning at 9:30 a.m. on the third Wednesday of every month, our archivists will teach an Introduction to the Research Center and Archives workshop. We will show patrons how to use our archives and all of the different databases and collections that are available. Want to learn even more? We will offer an additional in-depth workshop every other month with our archivists highlighting one of the resources available at our facility.
Major Highlights for the Week
Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1863
Confederate General Braxton Bragg sent Lieutenant General James Longstreet’s corps from the Chattanooga area to face Federal Major General Ambrose Burnside’s forces in east Tennessee in an effort to retrieve the Knoxville area into Confederate hands and re-establish communication with Virginia. Because Federal Major General William T. Sherman’s forces were still en route from Vicksburg, Miss., and had not arrived in Chattanooga yet, Major General Ulysses Grant knew that he could not act upon Chattanooga and had no reinforcements to offer to Burnside. Burnside would have to hold on as best as he could.
Confederate President Jefferson Davis visited James Island along with the forts and batteries around Charleston Harbor, S.C.