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Searle Family Papers
Speeches made by Rodney N. Searle in Waseca County. Talk Before Janesville Chamber of Commerce October 1957; Vista Church August 1958; Janesville CC December 1964; Correspondence from R. Leland West 1 May 1957; Janesville High School Commencement 27 May 1969; F.F.A. Parent and Son Banquet 7 April 1972; University of Minnesota Technical College, Waseca 1977; Waseca Area Chamber of Commerce 7 June 1977; Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home 17 April 1978; History of River Farm Improvements 15 May 1978; Waseca Area Chamber of Commerce 8 September 1978; E.F. Johnson Appreciation 9 October 1978; Waseca High School Honor Banquet 27 May 1980; UMW Commencement 13 June 1980. In August 1912, the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents purchased 246 acres of land half a mile to the south and west of Waseca on the edge of the city limits. The Southeast Demonstration Farm and Experiment Station began operations in 1913. In 1925, the Southeast Demonstration and Experiment Station became the Southeast Experiment Station. In 1941, with an additional land purchase, the station totaled 598 acres. Land was set aside for the Southern School of Agriculture which admitted its first students in 1953. In 1969, the Southern School of Agriculture evolved into the University of Minnesota Technical College-Waseca then it was renamed as the University of Minnesota-Waseca, sharing land with the newly named Southern Experiment Station (SES). Finally, in 1999, the Southern Experiment Station became the Southern Research and Outreach Center (SROC). Number of sheets: 73