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Last pair of skate blades made by Strauss Skates, 1981.
Women's figure skates made at Strauss Skates for J.E. Strauss Sr.'s granddaughter.
Men's steel-blade racing skates made by J.E. Strauss, c.1921.
Ice skate blades made by J.E. Strauss, 1887–1900.
Pair of ice skates made by J.E. Strauss at Strauss Skate Shop, 1900-1910.
Strauss Skate Shop, St. Paul, 1939.
Straws driven into wood, Rochester cyclone. Photo by J. C. Cook, August 21, 1883.
A crowd of striking workers assembled during the Street Railway Company strike in St. Paul, 1917.
Frank Wostrel's hardware store, left side of the image, where the first floor exploded during the cyclone, dropping the second level to the ground, 1904. Part of the first floor walls can be seen just to the left of the building.
Street view after cyclone, Rochester.
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