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Black and white photograph of the Merritts' first mining operation on the Mesabi, c.1892.

First mine on Mesabi Range, near Mountain Iron

The Merritts' first mining operation on the Mesabi, c.1892.

Black and white photograph of first mine on Mesabi Range, near Mountain Iron, c.1892.

First mine on Mesabi Range, near Mountain Iron

First mine on Mesabi Range, near Mountain Iron, c.1892.

First Minnesota monument at Gettysburg

First Minnesota monument at Gettysburg

First Minnesota monument at Gettysburg, c.1945. Erected by the State of Minnesota on the spot near Cemetery Ridge where on July 2, 1863, the regiment held the Union line against advancing Confederate soldiers.

First Minnesota officer's hat insignia

First Minnesota officer's hat insignia

First Minnesota officer's hat insignia, c.1861. Worn by William H. Dike of the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company G.

1st Minnesota officer's scabbard

First Minnesota officer's sword and scabbard

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

First Minnesota Regiment Civil War snare drum

First Minnesota Regiment Civil War snare drum made in 1861.

First National Bank-Soo Line Building, Fifth and Marquette, Minneapolis

First National Bank-Soo Line Building, Fifth and Marquette, Minneapolis

First National-Soo Line Building, Fifth and Marquette, Minneapolis, 1921. Photographer: Charles P. Gibson.

First National Soo Line Building

First National Soo Line Building

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

First National Soo Line Building, Fifth and Marquette, Minneapolis

First National-Soo Line Building, Fifth and Marquette, Minneapolis, 1915–1926. Photographer: Charles J. Hibbard.

First National-Soo Building, Fifth and Marquette, Minneapolis

First National-Soo Building, Fifth and Marquette, Minneapolis

First National-Soo Line Building, Fifth and Marquette, Minneapolis, 1915. Photographer: Norton and Peel.

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