School Days, YouTube video. Our historical look at the schools and students of the Champlin & Dayton area.
Visit Old Town when Champlin was actually a small town with a theater, boarding house, blacksmith, pool hall and even an undertaker. All that remains are pictures and stories from those who lived there.
Dunning School was built in 1876. Dunning School as it stands today, a fine example of a living remnant of our past.
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Become a member of our historical society. We have regular meetings and it's a great way to learn more of our community around us.
Champlin's first flour mill was built in 1867. A larger mill was built in 1874. The Champlin Milling Company sent an exhibit of its flour to the Chicago World's fair in 1893 and received its highest award.
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Champlin On The Mississippi
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The Champlin Historical Society would like to thank those who have added photographs, stories and books to our collection. A special thanks goes out to the Anoka Historical Society for all their help and giving CHS access to their archives. This site was designed by Mike Brey.