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Wilkinson honored for World War I Duty

Published in the Redwood Gazette November 11, 1993, written by staff writer Vicki L. Gerdes FRANKLIN – Seventy-five years ago today, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an historic treaty… Read More

Martin-Jensen Post Organized published in the Franklin Tribune 12-4-1919

Local American Legion Post Now Numbers More than Thirty-five and Growing! The Franklin Post of the American Legion, Martin-Jensen Post No. 308, is rapidly growing into a strong organization and before long will include all of the servicemen… Read More

Memories of a Coach: How Franklin Changed by Life by Coach Ron Eickhoff

BY Coach Ron Eickhoff I had never heard of Franklin, MN, when I was job-searching after graduating from St. Cloud State in 1960. Then I got a phone call from H.A. Mahler, Superintendent at Franklin.  We agreed to… Read More

War Fund Campaign, Bird Island Union, 12-12-1918

Report by Districts We give below a synopsis of the report of Renville County’s United War Fund Campaign. G. O. Bergan, Captain Sacred Heart District, cash $6084.50, pledged $4176.25, allotment $10,224.00 subscribed $10,260.75. Dr. A. M. Erickson, Captain… Read More

Bert Martin Writes, Franklin Tribune, 11-28-1918

Mr. and Mrs. N. J. Martin were on Tuesday greatly relieved of anxiety when they received a letter from their son, Bert, who several weeks ago was reported as missing in action, the letter stating that he was… Read More

Private Joseph Martin, Franklin Tribune 11-7-1918

Word has been received that Private Joseph Martin, who enlisted in the United States army May 29th, last, and sailed for France in August, was killed in Action on October 28th.Joseph Martin was born January 22, 1890, in… Read More

Corp. Julius Jensen Dies In France, Franklin Tribune, 11-7-1918

Went to Camp Wadsworth, S.C., July 25 and Shortly Afterwards Went Overseas Saturday afternoon, November 2, a telegram was received by Mr. and Mrs. Hans Jensen from Washington, D.C. bringing the sad news that their oldest son, Julius… Read More

Directions for Making Aviation Vests published in the Franklin Tribune July 4, 1918

Aviation Vests Material—Outside of khaki color sateen, first interlining of outing flannel, second interlining of two layers of lining paper (Witchtex or any good brand), and ling made of used kid gloves. Cutting Material—All material to be cut… Read More

Olivia Times June 20, 1918: 147 Men Selected for Army: Renville County Sends Largest Quota Next Monday

The list of men to report here Sunday is a follows: Leo Rudolph Abraham, Arthur Chester Abraham, Edward G. Agre, John Manley Allmon, Edwin Helsberg Anderson, Johannes Anderson, Leslie Antonsen, Joseph Henry Beck, Robert B. Bengston, Henry M…. Read More

Letter from John L Peterson published in the Franklin Tribune August 8, 1918

Camp Wadsworth, S. C., August 3, 1918 Hello Julius, Arrived safely in Camp and we are all well and like it fine. The officers and kind and considerate. They are all from the state of Maine. The quarters… Read More