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Twin Valley Or Lake Park Orphange

Twin Valley Or Lake Park Orphange

Tim Olson (View posts)
Posted: 1135365857000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Olsen Olson
My father, Melvin Olson, spent time in both orphanages. He was orginally in Twin Valley (the orphanage was burned to the ground) and was transferred to Lake Park. I am trying to find out if there is any information on the two institutions - this is a part of my dad's life that he does not talk much about.

His mother died when he was 7 and his father sent him and his brothers to the orphanage. My father's name was actually Olsen when at the time he was there.

My father and his brothers would have been there in 1925 - 1932 time frame.

Any help would be appreciated.

Re: Twin Valley Or Lake Park Orphanage

Posted: 1154141598000
Classification: Query
The orphanage in Twin Valley was called The Wild Rice Children's Home, named for a river. It was conducted by the Norwegian Lutheran Church of America, which also conducted an institution in Lake Park.

There is one paragraph on each institution on pages 170 and 165 of the out-of-print book titled, Adoption Agencies, Orphanages and Maternity Homes--An Historical Directory. The WorldCat data base lists 147 libraries in the U.S. (including 4 in Minnesota) that have copies of the Directory.

Reg Niles

Re: Twin Valley Or Lake Park Orphanage

Posted: 1329627421000
Classification: Query
My two uncles were at the Twin Valley orfanage. I have a quite a bit of the information and if interested I can refer you to someone who has more info than I do.

Re: Twin Valley Or Lake Park Orphanage

Posted: 1334177318000
Classification: Query
I am looking for information on the Lake Park Children's Home as well. My grandmother was there in the 30's. I also grew up in Twin Valley so I'd like to know more about the Wild Rice Home as well. Thank you.

Re: Twin Valley Or Lake Park Orphanage

Posted: 1402344524000
Classification: Query
I am looking for information on Lake Park Childrens Home... Have looked online and have found very little as for information about it. If anyone would be willing to share information they have on it it would be much appreciated. My grandfather and his siblings were placed there in the mid thirties and adopted from there in the late thirties.

Re: Twin Valley Or Lake Park Orphanage

Posted: 1402344658000
Classification: Query
Do you have any info on Lake Park Childrens Home? My grandfather was placed there in the mid thirties and adopted in the late thirties from there. Any information you would have would be appreciated.
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