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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Minnesota|Minnesota]] > Stevens County''  
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Minnesota]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Stevens County'''
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Guide to '''Stevens County Minnesota genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Steven County
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| county_map = Minnesota Stevens County Map.svg.png
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| state = Minnesota
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| founded year = 1862
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| founded date = February 20
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| seat = Morris
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| building address = Steven County Courthouse<br> 400 Colorado Avenue<br>Morris, MN 56267<br>Phone: 320-589-7287<br>Phone: 320.589.7414<br>[http://www.co.stevens.mn.us/ '''Stevens County Website'''] }}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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Clerk District Court has birth and death records from 1872,<br> marriage records from 1869, divorce and court records<br> from 1873 and probate records from 1901.<br>County Recorder has land records from 1871. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Stevens County, Minnesota page 369, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1862--'''Stevens County was created from Pierce County and unorganized territory. It was formally organized in 1869 (some sources say 1871). It may have been attached to Stearns, Douglas, and Pope counties for judicial purposes.<br>'''County seat:''' Morris <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1862--'''Stevens County was created 20 February 1862&nbsp;from Pierce (Eliminated 20 Feb 1862) County and unorganized territory.<br>'''County seat:''' Morris <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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*For a brief history of how Stevens County was named, click [http://mnplaces.mnhs.org/upham/index.cfm here], then select Stevens County.
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Populated Places<ref>Stevens County Government Webpage. http://www.co.stevens.mn.us/index.aspx?nid=871 (accessed November 7, 2011).</ref> ====
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===== Cities  =====
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*Alberta
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*Chokio
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*Donnelly
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*[http://www.hancockmn.org/ Hancock]
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*[http://www.ci.morris.mn.us/ Morris]
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===== Townships  =====
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*Baker
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*Darnen
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*Donnelly
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*Eldorado
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*Everglade
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*Framnas
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*Hodges
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*Horton
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*Moore
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*Morris
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*Pepperton
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*Rendsville
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*Scott
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*Stevens
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*Swan Lake
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*Synnes
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Big Stone County, Minnesota|Big Stone]]
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*[[Douglas County, Minnesota|Douglas]]
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*[[Grant County, Minnesota|Grant]]
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*[[Pope County, Minnesota|Pope]]
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*[[Swift County, Minnesota|Swift]]
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*[[Traverse County, Minnesota|Traverse]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*The Stevens County Historical Society has a free cemetery transcription database available [http://cemeteries.stevenshistorymuseum.com/pub/home.php here].
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*Land Deeds; Starting 1872; [http://www.co.stevens.mn.us/index.aspx?nid=866 County Recorder]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*Stevens County Historical Society. ''Stevens County''. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2007. Print.
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*Stevens County Historical Society. ''The 40s: A Time of War and a Time of Peace - Stevens County in World War II''. Morris, MN:&nbsp;Stevens County Historical Society, 1995. Print.<br>
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*Hall, Grace Cynthia. ''The Wadsworth Trail''. Morris, MN: Stevens County Historical Society, 2007. Print.
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*Busch, Edna Mae. ''History of Donnelly''. 1972. Print.
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*Foley, JoAnne. ''Keeping Track of Alberta''. 1998. Print.
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*Busch, Edna Mae. ''The History of Stevens County''.1978. Print
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*Ritter, Carol. ''Progress on the Prairie - Chokio Centennial 1898-1998''. Print.
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~22596~750109:Counties-of-Grant,-Traverse,-Big-St?sort=Pub_List_No_InitialSort%2CPub_Date%2CPub_List_No%2CSeries_No&qvq=w4s:/where/Minnesota;q:stevens%2Bcounty;sort:Pub_List_No_InitialSort%2CPub_Date%2CPub_List_No%2CSeries_No;lc:RUMSEY~8~1&mi=0&trs=1 1874 Map of Big Stone, Grant, Stevens, and Traverse counties]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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*Military Discharges; Starting 1919; [http://www.co.stevens.mn.us/index.aspx?nid=866 County Recorder]
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==== Newspapers/Periodicals<ref>Minnesota Historical Society Library Catalogue: Stevens County Newspapers. http://mnhs.mnpals.net/F/EPR3BN3GQDS2N8QYT7LATNLQYYAQAQ7RYS84XN6H67KNCYVFT3-63997?func=find-acc&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;acc_sequence=082018474 (accessed November 7, 2011).</ref> ====
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*[http://books.familysearch.org/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?fn=search&vl%28freeText0%29=%22Minnesota%2c+Stevens+-+Genealogy+-+Periodicals%22&tab=default_tab&mode=Basic&scp.scps=scope%3a%28DCMS-FHD%29&vid=FHD_PUBLIC&vl%2852089205UI1%29=all_items&vl%281UIStartWith0%29=exact&vl%2837629025UI0%29=sub Stevens County Genealogical Society Newsletters]
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*[http://www.morrissuntribune.com/ Morris Sun Tribune] ( July 2000-Current; Weekly, Semi-Weekly)<br>
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*Morris Tribune ( 1880-June 2000; Weekly)
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*The Morris Sun ( January 1895-June 2000; Weekly)
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*The Sun ( October 1882-January 1895; Weekly)<br>
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*The Hancock Record ( September 1982-Current; Weekly)<br>
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*The Hancock Record and Cyrus Dispatch ( November 1978-August 1982; Weekly)<br>
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*Hancock Record ( February 1899-October 1978; Weekly)<br>
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*The Morris Times ( June 1900-January 1906; Weekly)<br>
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*The Republican Times (September 1898 [?]-May 1900 [?]; Weekly)<br>
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*[http://www.chokioreview.com/home.html The Chokio Review] ( 1913 [?]- Current; Weekly)<br>
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*The Chokio Times ( February 1897-September 1898; Weekly)<br>
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*The Morris Journal ( August 1882-1883 [?]; Weekly)<br>
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*Stevens County Tribune ( June 1877 [?]- April 1880 [?]; Weekly)
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*Frontier Business ( August 1876-September 1876 [?]; Weekly)
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*The Donnelly Star ( 1915 [?]-August 1918 [?]; Weekly)
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*Stevens County Review ( 1900 [?]- After March 1904 [?]; Weekly)<br>
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[http://www.chokioreview.com/about.html History of The Chokio Review]
  
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1419635 Minnesota, Stevens County Genealogical Society Records, 1876-2006]<br>
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*Births, Marriages, and Deaths; Starting 1870s; [http://www.co.stevens.mn.us/index.aspx?nid=866 County Recorder]<br>
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.stevenshistorymuseum.com/ Stevens County Historical Socety]
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116 West 6th Street<br>Morris, MN 56267<br>320-589-1719
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*Stevens County Genealogical Society<br>
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'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''
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[[Minnesota, Stevens County Genealogical Society Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Minnesota, Stevens County Genealogical Society Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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c/o Morris Public Library<br>102 East 6th Street<br>Morris, MN 56267
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*[http://www.morris.lib.mn.us/ Morris Public Library]<br>
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102 East 6th Street<br>Morris, MN 56267<br>320-589-1634 (phone)<br>320-589-8892 (fax)
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*Hancock Community Library
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662 6th Street<br>P.O. Box 305<br>Hancock, MN 56244<br>320-392-5666 (phone)<br>320-392-5666 (fax)<br>
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*[http://www.morris.umn.edu/library/ University if Minnesota-Morris Library] (Includes [http://www.morris.umn.edu/library/collections/researchcenter/ West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center])&nbsp;
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600 East 4th Street<br>Morris, MN 56267<br>320-589-6176
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=201690&subject_disp=Minnesota%2C+Stevens&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]  
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*[http://genforum.com/mn/stevens/ Stevens County, MN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)
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*{{FHL|Minnesota%2C+Stevens|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}&nbsp;
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mnsteven/newindex.htm Stevens County GenWeb]  
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mn/counties/stevens/ Cyndi's List: Stevens County]
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Guide to Stevens County Minnesota genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Steven County, Minnesota
Map
Map of Minnesota highlighting Steven County
Location in the state of Minnesota
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Location of Minnesota in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 20, 1862
County Seat Morris
Courthouse
Address Steven County Courthouse
400 Colorado Avenue
Morris, MN 56267
Phone: 320-589-7287
Phone: 320.589.7414
Stevens County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Clerk District Court has birth and death records from 1872,
marriage records from 1869, divorce and court records
from 1873 and probate records from 1901.
County Recorder has land records from 1871. [1]

History

Parent County

1862--Stevens County was created 20 February 1862 from Pierce (Eliminated 20 Feb 1862) County and unorganized territory.
County seat: Morris [2]

  • For a brief history of how Stevens County was named, click here, then select Stevens County.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places[3]

Cities
Townships
  • Baker
  • Darnen
  • Donnelly
  • Eldorado
  • Everglade
  • Framnas
  • Hodges
  • Horton
  • Moore
  • Morris
  • Pepperton
  • Rendsville
  • Scott
  • Stevens
  • Swan Lake
  • Synnes

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

  • The Stevens County Historical Society has a free cemetery transcription database available here.

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • Stevens County Historical Society. Stevens County. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2007. Print.
  • Stevens County Historical Society. The 40s: A Time of War and a Time of Peace - Stevens County in World War II. Morris, MN: Stevens County Historical Society, 1995. Print.
  • Hall, Grace Cynthia. The Wadsworth Trail. Morris, MN: Stevens County Historical Society, 2007. Print.
  • Busch, Edna Mae. History of Donnelly. 1972. Print.
  • Foley, JoAnne. Keeping Track of Alberta. 1998. Print.
  • Busch, Edna Mae. The History of Stevens County.1978. Print
  • Ritter, Carol. Progress on the Prairie - Chokio Centennial 1898-1998. Print.

Maps

Military

Newspapers/Periodicals[4]

  • Stevens County Genealogical Society Newsletters
  • Morris Sun Tribune ( July 2000-Current; Weekly, Semi-Weekly)
  • Morris Tribune ( 1880-June 2000; Weekly)
  • The Morris Sun ( January 1895-June 2000; Weekly)
  • The Sun ( October 1882-January 1895; Weekly)
  • The Hancock Record ( September 1982-Current; Weekly)
  • The Hancock Record and Cyrus Dispatch ( November 1978-August 1982; Weekly)
  • Hancock Record ( February 1899-October 1978; Weekly)
  • The Morris Times ( June 1900-January 1906; Weekly)
  • The Republican Times (September 1898 [?]-May 1900 [?]; Weekly)
  • The Chokio Review ( 1913 [?]- Current; Weekly)
  • The Chokio Times ( February 1897-September 1898; Weekly)
  • The Morris Journal ( August 1882-1883 [?]; Weekly)
  • Stevens County Tribune ( June 1877 [?]- April 1880 [?]; Weekly)
  • Frontier Business ( August 1876-September 1876 [?]; Weekly)
  • The Donnelly Star ( 1915 [?]-August 1918 [?]; Weekly)
  • Stevens County Review ( 1900 [?]- After March 1904 [?]; Weekly)

History of The Chokio Review

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

116 West 6th Street
Morris, MN 56267
320-589-1719

  • Stevens County Genealogical Society

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Minnesota, Stevens County Genealogical Society Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

c/o Morris Public Library
102 East 6th Street
Morris, MN 56267

102 East 6th Street
Morris, MN 56267
320-589-1634 (phone)
320-589-8892 (fax)

  • Hancock Community Library

662 6th Street
P.O. Box 305
Hancock, MN 56244
320-392-5666 (phone)
320-392-5666 (fax)

600 East 4th Street
Morris, MN 56267
320-589-6176

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Stevens County, Minnesota page 369, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Stevens County Government Webpage. http://www.co.stevens.mn.us/index.aspx?nid=871 (accessed November 7, 2011).
  4. Minnesota Historical Society Library Catalogue: Stevens County Newspapers. http://mnhs.mnpals.net/F/EPR3BN3GQDS2N8QYT7LATNLQYYAQAQ7RYS84XN6H67KNCYVFT3-63997?func=find-acc&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;acc_sequence=082018474 (accessed November 7, 2011).