Farmington sign

Call it what you will. Farmington has been known by many names throughout the years: East Farmington, West Farmington and South Farmington, Malden, Crandall’s Corners and Fighting Corners.


East Farmington, West Farmington and South Farmington, Malden, Crandall’s Corners, and Fighting Corners are some of the names it has been known by over the years. This historic presentation will focus on the early years of the area and the people who made it happen; the churches, the cemeteries, the schools, the farmers, the cheese factories, the businesses. Of course, the history wouldn’t be complete without information on the Air Base, the brickyards and the UFO sightings.

History buffs and those who grew up in Farmington Township will be interested in the Osceola Historical Society’s presentation, “Farmington Township the Early Years” set for May 6, 6:30 p.m. at the Discovery Center. There will be a period for sharing your family’s memories.

The Osceola Historical Society is a non-profit organization created to preserve the history of Osceola and the surrounding areas. Meetings are held on the first Monday of the month: April, May, June, October and November. There is generally a summer picnic in August and an annual meeting in December. Membership is open to the public and all are welcome.

The Osceola Historical Society owns the Emily Olson House on River Street and the historic Soo Line Depot on Depot Road. The depot is rented to the Minnesota Transportation Museum for the operation of the Osceola & St. Croix Valley Railway. Volunteer opportunities are available at both locations. And don’t forget about the Osceola Historical Society if you’re downsizing or cleaning out grandma’s house and have historical pictures or items to share. You can find the group online:

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