Crow Wing County History & Facts

MN Senate District: 10 
MN House of Representatives: 10A & 10B
MN Congressional District: 8
County Seat: Brainerd, MN  

Historic Courthouse, Brainerd MN

Historic Courthouse, Brainerd MN
Crow Wing County Historical Society
Mailing Address: PO Box 722 - Brainerd, MN 56401
Location: Map
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday (10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
Phone: (218) 829-3268
Fax: (218) 828-4434

Crow Wing County Museum photo
Crow Wing County Seal
The sun, visible on the western horizon, signifies summer in the northern hemisphere. The horizon's visibility signifies the flat plains covering much of Minnesota. The Indian on horseback is riding due south and represents the great Indian heritage of Minnesota. The Indian's horse and spear and the Pioneer's ax, rifle, and plow represent tools that were used for hunting and labor. The stump symbolizes the importance of the lumber industry in Minnesota's history. The Mississippi River and St. Anthony Falls are depicted to note the importance of these resources in transportation and industry. The cultivated ground and the plow symbolize the importance of agriculture in Minnesota. Beyond the falls 3 pine trees represent the state tree and the 3 great pine regions of Minnesota; the St. Croix, Mississippi, and Lake Superior. Read on...
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Sarah Thorp Heald (1881-1954)
Sarah Elizabeth (Thorp) Heald was the daughter of Freeman Thorp. Following in her father’s footsteps, her paintings often portrayed our early pioneer days and the American Indians of this area. She was a gifted artist, receiving her training at the Corcoran Art School of Washington, D.C.
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Four of her paintings are on display in the Crow Wing County Historic Courthouse and include:
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