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First Minnesota officer's sword and scabbard. The scabbard was reportedly owned by Colonel William Colvill of the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment.
First Minnesota Regiment Civil War snare drum made in 1861.
First National-Soo Line Building, Fifth and Marquette, Minneapolis, 1921. Photographer: Charles P. Gibson.
New York Life Insurance Building and First National Soo Line Building at Fifth Street and Marquette, 1915. Photographer: Charles J. Hibbard.
First National-Soo Line Building, Fifth and Marquette, Minneapolis, 1915–1926. Photographer: Charles J. Hibbard.
First National-Soo Line Building, Fifth and Marquette, Minneapolis, 1915. Photographer: Norton and Peel.
Oil-on-canvas painting of the first Ramsey County courthouse. Painted by Alexis Jean Fournier in 1888.
Photograph of the first schoolhouse in Carver County (in Chanhassen Township), c.1855. At the time, the school's teacher was Susan Hazeltine. Photograph Collection, Carver County Historical Society, Waconia.
Postcard with view of First Security National Bank, Fifth and Marquette, Minneapolis, 1920.
Black-and-white photo print of a drawing of the first Minnesota state capitol c.1853–1873.
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