Viewing "Bench and Bar of Fillmore County." (1912)
This legal history of Fillmore County begins in the spring of 1853, when the first grand jury was drawn in Winona. Like other county histories, it relates anecdotes about early trials and contains short profiles of early lawyers and judges. It names the twenty-two "leading members" of the county bar in 1880 as well as the seventeen lawyers who were practicing in the county in 1912, when this history was published. It concludes with two sentences on the formation of the Fillmore County Bar Association on November 13, 1860, but regrettably does not chronicle the activities of this organization through the following decades.