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Chris Schuelke explains the historical uses of the Karvonen Building to the group. Submitted photo

Students take a walking tour of historic Perham

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Chris Schuelke, director of the Otter Tail County Historical Society, provided an interesting perspective on the history and architecture of Main Street in Perham during a walking tour on May 30.

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A dozen residents and 16 Perham High School students, accompanied by their instructor, Shelley Bunkowske, took the two-hour tour. Students later said they enjoyed hearing from the tour participants; learning from the multi-generational group was one of the highlights of the evening. Students’ interest piqued when learning about Perham’s old butcher shop, and a lynching that occurred. 

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