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A unique selection of gifts, books and games, all with a flavor of the past. A 10% discount for members.

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Local History Stories

Muse-ings is an ongoing series of local history stories from Area Voices and is also published in the Perham Focus.



The River

The Otter Tail River weaves through the county joining its many lakes. From transporting logs in the early days to the recreation of today, the river has played a significant role in the area's history.


The Railroad

In the early days the Railroad was the only link between rural Otter Tail County and the rest of the country. Trains brought mail, freight and educational material and carried away agricultural products to the cities.


Staying In Touch

The Arvigs bought the Perham Telephone Company in 1950 but by then it already had 800 customers. Learn how the telephone system of East Otter Tail County first began from the people that made it happen.