The Mayville State University English 120 students of Dr. Carolyn Baker presented their written works to the board members of the Goose River Heritage Center board Friday, Dec. 12. The event was open to the public and a time of socializing and enjoying refreshments followed.
The students worked during the fall semester to write articles that were generated through information gleaned at the Goose River Heritage Center. Each student selected an item found at the Heritage Center and followed up by gathering additional details and information related to the particular item. Topics included a baseball glove worn by the notorious Red Caps, a farm implement used by Lars A. Bakkum, and a Vermont Machine Co. dog treadmill.
The students’ Dec. 12 presentations included short slide shows with pictures and information. The complete articles will be printed in the Tales of the Traill column that will appear in future editions of the Traill County Tribune.Cutlines for photos: Top: Dylan Lauinger from Esmond, N.D. researched a farm implement used by Mayville pioneer Lars Bakkum.Bottom: Maniah Oshkosh, a Mayville State student from Keshena, Wis., focused her work on an abalone shell she found at the Goose River Heritage Center.