Black and white photograph of a football game at Phyllis Wheatley House, 1940.

Football game at Phyllis Wheatley House

Football game at Phyllis Wheatley House, 1940.

Black and white photograph of former president Harry Truman speaks to guests in Nelson Hall, the post’s headquarters, in July 1953

Former president Harry Truman speaking at Camp Ripley

Former president Harry Truman speaks to guests in Nelson Hall, the post’s headquarters, in July 1953 while visiting troops from the Missouri National Guard training at Camp Ripley. This was Truman’s second visit: he trained here himself in 1932 as a staff officer with the Missouri National Guard.

Black and white photograph of former squatters and lumberjacks from the Beltrami Island area in Northern Minnesota, 1939.

Former squatters and lumberjacks from the Beltrami Island area in Northern Minnesota

Former squatters and lumberjacks from the Beltrami Island area in Northern Minnesota. When the land was bought up by the government, this home-Northern Minnesota Pioneers' Home-was established. All these men are over seventy." Photographed by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration in 1939.

Black and white photograph of Fort Ripley, 1862.

Fort Ripley

Fort Ripley, 1862.

Black and white photograph of Fort Ripley in the early 1870s.

Fort Ripley in the early 1870s

Fort Ripley in the early 1870s. The somewhat taller structure to the rear left is the newly built hospital and headquarters, which replaced the one that burned down in July 1870. The fort’s three six-pounder brass cannons are pointed at the river.

Black and white photograph of a sign marking the site of old Fort Ripley, 1850.

Fort Ripley sign

The site of Fort Ripley is within the boundaries of present-day Camp Ripley. The remains of the powder magazine can be seen in the background of this 1950 photo.

Oil on canvas painting by David Geister, 2006.

Fort Snelling

Fort Snelling, c.1835. Oil on canvas painting by David Geister, 2006.

Black and white photograph of Fort Snelling, c.1865.

Fort Snelling

Fort Snelling, c.1865.

Oil on canvas painting of Fort Snelling created c.1855.

Fort Snelling

Oil on canvas painting of Fort Snelling, c.1855.

Lithograph of Fort Snelling made by Seth Eastman in 1833, three years before Dred Scott was brought to the post by his owner, George Emerson.

Fort Snelling

Lithograph of Fort Snelling made by Seth Eastman in 1833, three years before Dred Scott was brought to the post by his owner, George Emerson.

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