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Black and white photograph of the first train depot, built by the Merritts at Mountain Iron, 1893.

First Depot at Mountain Iron

The first train depot, built by the Merritts at Mountain Iron was part of a larger railroad project heavily bankrolled by John D. Rockefeller, 1893.

First farmhouse, Oliver Kelley farm, Sherburne County

First farmhouse, Oliver Kelley farm, Sherburne County

First farmhouse, Oliver Kelley farm, Sherburne County, c.1865.

First Mayo Clinic Office, Rochester

First Mayo Clinic Office, Rochester

First Mayo Clinic office, Rochester, 1883.

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.

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