Black and white photograph of the Meeker County farm of the Charles Ness family, 1947.

Charles Ness family farm, Meeker County

The Meeker County farm of the Charles Ness family, 1947. As one of just two R.E.A. electric demonstration farms in the U.S., the Ness farm hosted 34,000 visitors from thirty-two states and six foreign countries interested in learning about the benefits of electricity.

Black and white newspaper image of Charles Sumner Smith, c.1917.

Charles Sumner Smith

Charles Sumner Smith was Captain of Company D of the Sixteenth Battalion, Minnesota Home Guard. Smith was a founding member of the Twin Cities Protective League, and the Minneapolis NAACP. After the Duluth Lynchings he helped with the founding of the Duluth NAACP. Image is from the St. Paul Appeal, August 25, 1917.

Oil on canvas painting of Charles W. Borup, 1856. Borup was a cautious investor and partner in the St. Paul Bank Borup and Oakes. After the panic ruined him financially he jumped from a bridge into the Mississippi River.Oil on canvas painting of Charles W. Borup, 1856. Borup was a cautious investor and partner in the St. Paul bank Borup and Oakes. After the panic ruined him financially he jumped from a bridge into the Mississippi River.

Charles W. Borup

Oil on canvas painting of Charles W. Borup, 1856. Borup was a cautious investor and partner in the St. Paul bank Borup and Oakes. After the panic ruined him financially he jumped from a bridge into the Mississippi River.

Black and white photograph of Charles Wilberforce Ames, c.1925.

Charles Wilberforce Ames

Charles Wilberforce Ames, c.1925.

Black and white photograph of Charlie Pitts (deceased), a robber in the Northfield raid, 1876. Pitts was shot dead outside Madelia on September 21, 1876. Photographed by Sumner’s Studio.

Charlie Pitts (deceased), a robber in the Northfield raid

Charlie Pitts (deceased), a robber in the Northfield raid, 1876. Pitts was shot dead outside Madelia on September 21, 1876. Photographed by Sumner’s Studio.

Charlie Skon's (in black suit) Bike club

Charlie Skon's (in black suit) Bike club

Charlie Skon's Bike Club, eastside of St. Paul, c.1900.

Tinted cabinet photograph of Charlotte Ouisconsin Clark Van Cleve taken by Floyd and Power c.1875.

Charlotte O. Van Cleve

Tinted cabinet photograph of Charlotte Ouisconsin Clark Van Cleve taken by Floyd and Power c.1875.

Chaska Brickyards

Chaska Brickyards

Brickyard factory in Chaska, c.1913.

Black and white photograph of flood at Chaska, 1965

Chaska flood

Flood at Chaska, 1965. Photographed by Les Melchert.

Black and white photograph of Chaska Flood, Oak and Second Streets, 1965

Chaska Flood, Oak and Second Streets

Chaska Flood, Oak and Second Streets, 1965. Photographed by Les Melchert and Werner Studio, April 10, 1965.

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