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Commission of Public Safety Order No. 37, June 4, 1918. This order mandated that every able bodied man in the state of Minnesota that was not in the military had to be employed in a useful occupation.
Minnesota Department of Education exhibit for free traveling library, c.1925.
Photograph of the annual banquet of the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation, Insurance Division held at the Lowery Hotel in St. Paul on January 16, 1950. Photograph by Schwang.
Minnesota governor's suite during John Lind's administration, c.1900. Pictured: John Lind at his desk; G. P. Wade, postmaster of the Legislature; L. A. Rosing, private secretary to the governor; and an unidentified woman.
Members of the Minnesota Home Guard at Camp Pershing, c.1918.
A Minnesota Home Guard Band, c.1918.
Minnesota Home Guard Camp during the fires of 1918.
Minnesota Home Guard sack coat.
Minnesota Home Guard, Motor Corps Cap, showing Motor Corps insignia.
The fires in Northeastern Minnesota killed over 450 people in October of 1918. Along with providing security and relief services, members of the Minnesota Home Guard buried the dead.
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