Laura Helle

What’s behind a park’s name

A few months ago I was working on the names of places in Austin. A thoughtful reader sent me some information on the man after ... Read more

Ice cream store was the way to beat the heat

During our recent rash of hot weather, I was visiting with some folks out at the Mower County Historical Society. Read more

12,000 visited bank’s opening

After reading about the 1931 open house at the First National Bank in Austin, I couldn’t resist sharing some of these charming details, from the ... Read more

Bank’s opening was historic

The First National Bank was chartered in 1868 in Austin and 63 years later, the institution merged with the Austin National Bank and moved across ... Read more

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  1. First National dates to 1868
  2. A history of the First National Bank
  3. Mud and log dam leads to Beaver Lake | 1 comment
  4. Todd Park coming up on 85 years
  5. Todd key in Austin’s utilities
  6. Scotland native lends name to Todd Park
  7. Old postmaster was held hostage
  8. Postmaster had a flare for humor
  9. Farmer’s disappearance plays out in media
  10. A fork in the road of Austin’s streets
  11. April is Autism Awareness Month
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