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Renville County Country (Rural) School Districts by Township

Bandon: 29, 60, 66, 69, 124Beaver Falls: 4, 5, 6, 7, 135Birch Cooley: 2, 3, 13, 19, 20, 55, 96Bird Island: 64, 85, 103, 123Boon Lake: 25, 34, 38, 77, 120, 122Brookfield: 49, 99, 118, 133, 134, 138,… Read More

Service Flag has Six Stars Morton Enterprise 10-25-1918

Mr. and Mrs. Gus Daun of Birch Cooley are the proud possessors of a service flag, which has upon it six blue stars, signifying that they have six sons in the service of Uncle Sam. We very much… Read More

Letters From the Soldier Boys Franklin Tribune September 19, 1918: Leonard Johnson Writes from France

Somewhere in England, Aug, 22, 1918 Dear brother Duffey, Will drop you a few lines and let you know that I am alright and feeling fine. We arrived here at this camp last night and rested last night… Read More

America’s Silent Army, Olivia Times, 10-17-1918

The following poem was composed by a former well known Birch Cooley boy: We have often praised our soldiers,            For valorous deeds they have done. We have told in song in story,            Of the battles they fought and… Read More