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Tickets are on sale for the July 13 Anoka Heritage Home and Garden Tour. An annual summer tradition, the home and garden tour features historic homes and beautiful gardens in and around Anoka’s Swede Town neighborhood. The tour runs from 1-5 p.m. and tickets to the event cost $12 in advance, or $15 on the day of the tour. Ticket holders will go on open house tours that will show off 11 different 19th and 20th century homes, gardens and commercial businesses. Four of the sites are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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The Anoka County Historical Society will present its third program in the Civil War lecture series, “The Gettysburg Address and the Lasting Impacts of the Battle,” Thursday, Nov. 7, 7 p.m., at the Anoka County History Center, 2135 3rd Ave. N, Anoka.

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The Governor’s Civil War Commemoration Task Force, along with the Anoka County Historical Society, hosted a Civil War sesquicentennial event Sunday at Woodbury Park in St. Francis. It celebrated the historical battle of Chickamauga, Ga., that was fought Sept. 18-20, 1863.

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