Viewing Waseca County Court House and Jail (1905).
Waseca County was formed February 27, 1857. Almost a half century later, James E. Child published his history of that county. Child was a lawyer-turned-journalist, state legislator, and Prohibition Party candidate for governor in 1886. Like many county historians of this period, his book consists of year-by-year accounts of interesting events in the county, most culled from newspapers.