A MAYOR AT DINNER
Beginning in the 1920s,
Faribault regularly celebrated the diversity of products manufactured
in town with a Made in Faribault dinner. This photo,
ca. 1950, shows Mayor Frank Duncan working hard to instill civic
pride by enjoying locally-made Flecks beer and Treasure
The members of the German Harmonia (above),
a dramatic society (left), and the Shattuck football team (below)
all attracted community spectators.
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THE PEONY FESTIVAL
Surrounded by rich farm land, Faribault is home
to many agriculture-related industries. Beginning in 1927, the town
celebrated its status as Peony Capital of the Word with
an annual festival and parade.