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History Player to visit Park Rapids Library

Discover what day-to-day life was like for a Fort Snelling military doctor and learn about his other duties, such as keeping the first weather records in the state.

A Minnesota Historical Society History Player will offer an hour-long program 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11 at the Park Rapids Library.

Complete with props and costume, the doctor will “make a call” to "physic" you for such ailments as a “catarrh” and the “ague.”

He'll discuss "modern medicine" of the 1820s – you'll have to decide if the cure sounds worse than the malady. 

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