SSA Talent Show Program. Material: paper. Size: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". Description: green copy paper folder with cover information: "The Sophomore Class welcomes you to The Talent Show" at Southern School of Agriculture, February 24, 1955 at the Auditorium; inside information contains a list of 27 talent acts performed by county students including those from the schools of Waseca, New Richland, St. Peter; handwritten on the back is a list of winners in three groups including Rica Jensen, vocal solo; Sally Routh, instrumental solo and Annette and Anita Zimmerman, instrumental ensembles; also listed as #3 in instrumental ensemble competition are Pauline Haug, Sally Routh and Sharon Blowers from New Richland.
Donor performed in act #13 the saxophone trio with Pauline Haug, Sharon Blowers and Sally Routh of New Richland High School. 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 (SSA) 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 (UMW), sharing land with the newly named Southern Experiment Station (SES). In 1992, UMW graduated its final class and then the UMW campus buildings were sold to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. In 1999, the Southern Experiment Station became the Southern Research and Outreach Center (SROC).