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Andrew Baumgart, 7, right, and Jasmine Quimby, 7, rake the soil Tuesday at the Danielson homestead west of Spicer. Students in Mary Rinke's first-grade class at Roosevelt Elementary School in Willmar participated in a recreation of another time at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center near Spicer. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Local students experience life from another place in time


It was a big day Tuesday at the Danielson homestead west of Spicer. Anders Danielson's new bride, Anna Johnson, was arriving from Sweden and a group of young students were helping prepare the place for the event.

The 6- and 7-year-olds swept out Danielson's log cabin, cleaned laundry by hand on a washboard and beat rugs on a clothes line.

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