It's now been over 3 years since Duane Kuss, creator/inventor/publisher of the DigElog Network began an experiment with publishing videos to an online blog. It was during the summer of 2005, Duane first created his own personal video blog called, My Stories Of Life Since that time the DigElog Network has published over 1,600 video stories online. This story has us joining the Kuss family as they embark on a visit to Walnut Grove, MN. The story is unique from a technical perspective in that Duane incorporates the use of video off of a digital still camera as a part of your Walnut Grove online experience. Even the footage you'll see here of the community play held each evening during the summer was captured using the same digital still camera.
Laura Ingalls Wilder lived 1.5 miles north of Walnut Grove along the
banks of Plum Creek from 1874 to 1876. Charles and Caroline Ingalls
settled on the property in May 1874 declaring their intent to homestead
it. Laura later in life would write a series of books that included,
"On the Banks of Plum Creek". Take a mini video journey back into the
life and story of Laura Ingalls Wilder. My lovely wife Bette read the
book to the rest of the family before we headed down to Walnut Grove
and the "Wilder Pageant". This became a wonderous step back in time for
the entire family.
Today represents a significant moment in time for the DigElog
Network that began on September 1, 2005. For today, with the
publishing of this video, we have captured, produced and published our
1,000th video story in the "Land Of ROCORI" to DigElogROCORI.com.
video stories represents somewhere around 10,000 hours of DigElog staff
time shooting, editing, rendering and distributing local stories about
life in our three communities. From sports stories to precious stories
of life and history, all 1000 video stories are here today, available
for you to view and enjoy. 1000 stories, a living legacy to the past
two and a half years of life in and around the "Land Of ROCORI".
In this story our founder, Duane Kuss talks about how DigElog came to be. He joins community partners Assumption Campus, Central Minnesota Federal Credit Union and Murphy Granite to describe some of the ways DigElogROCORI has interwoven itself into the community. Special thanks to Tony Nathe, Bob Gerads and Don Calhoun for sharing their DigElog stories with us.