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George Foltz
Source: The Princeton Union (MN) June 15, 1877; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
George Foltz returned from his visit last Friday. George was rigged up in a brand new suit - and a nice one too; of course he got them where all the boys get their fancy suits when they go below.


W. J. Leech
Source: The Princeton Union (MN) July 13, 1877; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Two Princetonians Invent a Water Wheel Which Wastes no Water and Requires Very Little to Run It.
We called in to N. P. Nelson's yesterday to take a look at a model of a new kind of water power wheel, invented by W. J. Leech of this place, and of which Mr. Nelson is part owner. A patent has been applied for. As far as we can learn this new invention knocks the socks off anything made in its line, It is a Turbine Wheel made on a new principle - with 17 buckets, standing perpendicular from the top for a third down, having the scroll of a true circle at the bottom. The deck is in thickness according to size of wheel, for a 3 ft. wheel. The deck is 6 inches thick, there are 17 apertures in the deck, which is made on a scroll, so that the water strikes the wheel nearly horizontally with great force all of the buckets at the same time, giving the wheel a forward motion, whereas in other wheels the water strikes in some nearly perpendicular, and in others at an angle of about forty-five degrees.


Gladys Thorstad
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Saturday, June 17, 1916; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
WAHKON, Minn. - Miss Gladys Thorstad and Prof. H. J. Steel left last week for Minneapolis where they will attend the summer session of the University of Minnesota.




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