Sheriff J.B. HUBBELL of Dodge County Featured

J. B. HUBBELL who was the first sheriff of Dodge County, Minnesota was also the man who built HUBBELL House in Mantorville where THFHS members have gathered in the past to acknowledge his efforts.  An online article  in the Post Bulletin describes the Dodge County Fair exhibit on the history of law enforcement “created by Dodge County Historical Society director Cheryl Finnegan, Sheriff Jim Jensen, deputy Scott Rose and Mantorville resident Brian Hindal”.

Many of HUBBELL’s tools of the trade will be on display, including brass knuckles and a billy club, but no guns. One of the more common crimes in 1855 was horse theft, and the display includes the minute book of the Dodge County Vigilance Committee describing ways to deter thieves by keeping horses in a barn or stable at night. The Dodge County Free Fair will be running through the weekend.

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