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Fragment of execution rope used to hang William Williams in 1906. The rope was too long, causing a slow, grisly death and prompting Minnesota to end the death penalty. Williams was the last person to be executed in Minnesota.
Portrait of Frederick Sr. and Anna Spangenberg in a frame, c.1868.
Fran Tarkenton (#10) quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings, ca. 1975.
Frances E. Andrews, ca. 1900. From the Ernest Oberholtzer papers, Manuscript Collection, Minnesota Historical Society.
Portrait of Frances Densmore, 1928.
Frances Densmore with American Indians outside of a tipi, 1900.
Portrait of Frances Densmore, 1949.
Frances Densmore researched and recorded the music of American Indians from the 1890s through the 1950s, preserving important cultural traditions that might otherwise have been lost.
Frances Densmore being presented with a citation from Harold Dean Carter, director of the Minnesota Historical Society 1954.
Frances Densmore with Captain Herman and Mrs. Finger, Margaret Densmore and Philomen Cariboo at mouth of Pigeon River, c. 1905.
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