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Check out the new sign at the Ferry Landing at the end of Oak Street in Clearwater.  It includes the history of the City of Clearwater, along with several photos of the Clearwater Ferry, which was the longest operating swing-line ferry on the Mississippi River.

 Installing the sign are members Tom Killeen, Wally Eisenschenk and Shawn Moorhouse.

Now Available -  Two DVD's by the Clearwater Area Historical Society

• "Crossing the Mississippi River at Clearwater, Minnesota"
 From ferry days, floods and bridges going down to the present. . .including many older photos, with narration telling the story of milestones in Clearwater.
• "Clearwater Remembers"
Originally printed in 1997, in hard cover form but no longer available. Produced in 2014 in a DVD Format.
Each only $10, plus $3 for shipping. Call Tom Killeen @ 320-558-6104, Sharon Lee @ 320-558-6725 or Karolyn Boucher @ 320-293-2242  

Download Order Form Here

  Visitors and New Members Welcome
Currently the annual dues are set at $10/year -Download Membership Form

Learn about Ferries and Steamboats that traveled on this part of the Mississippi,
and buildings that are on the National Register of Historic Places.

Want to learn more? Email us at clearwaterhistory@yahoo.com

Come Join Us 
If you have questions you can call President Tom Killeen, 320-558-6104

Or email us at clearwaterhistory@yahoo.com


  These stories are not to be reproduced or copied for other publication without written permission from the Clearwater Area Historical Society.

Read about the History of Clearwater and Mississippi River.
  Click Here 

See pictures of the many ferries that traveled the Mississippi.
Part 1 - Click Here
Part 2 - Click Here
Part 3 - Click Here

The Historical Group again had involvement in Heritage Days. Did you join us?
Trolleys went downtown to hear about the historic buildings and places.
Let us know if your group would like a tour of Acacia Cemetery or  Historic Downtown

Last year the club hosted a day of
• "Ferry Tales at the Landing," which was a huge success 
Read about the event

An informational meeting was held in May of 2012
, at the Clearwater Legion in Clearwater, Minnesota, with 10 residents present.  Some residents are fairly new to the community, while others have lived here their whole life.

The purpose of the meeting was to find out if there is enough interest to formalize a group to
preserve the history of the Clearwater Community.  This organization would/could include historical information from the City of Clearwater, as well as from Lynden Township, Clearwater Township and Clear Lake Township.

Whether you have lived in this community your whole life or a fairly recent transplant, we invite you to join us as we learn more about this interesting area and the many hidden historical treasurers that it holds.
For more information you may also send an email to

New Bench near the Ferry Landing

A bench was purchased by the Clearwater Lions Club and is a beautiful place to sit on a warm summer day and is located on the Ferry Landing trail. 
Also, a sign has been erected with funds from the Clearwater Remembers Book Publishing group. It is intended to honor the many pioneers that settled in this area, and is at the intersection of Oak St. & Main in Clearwater

Clearwater Remembers Book As A DVD

Click Here  to download form

Books you may enjoy reading

• Clearwater Remembers – Collection of Photos  This book was published in 1997 and printed by Sentinel Publishing, St. Cloud.  Every effort was made to collect and preserve photos to reflect the history of Clearwater, MN.  Although this book is out of print, there are some copies at the Clearwater Library for reference. It will also be available on DVD during Heritage Days, is available at the Clearwater Hardware and at Parts City, in Clearwater.
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