A resource for reliable information about significant people, places, events, and things in Minnesota history.
Dakota men pose at the falls for one of the earliest photographs taken there, 1857. Photographer: Benjamin Franklin Upton.
St. Paul’s Minnehaha Playground Building designed by Clarence Wigington and built in 1940. Photographed by Paul Nelson on August 14, 2014.
Adjutant General Walter F. Rhinow, commander of all state troops, including the Minnesota Home Guard, c.1918.
Minnesota Brush Electric Company letterhead from 1887, showing the company's electric light mast and generating plant.
Exterior detailing of the Minnesota Building, 2009. Photograph by Thomas R. Zahn.
A group of Minnesota cartoonists and fans presented Swan with a Minnesota cartooning award designed by Jerry Fearing in 1993.
Minnesota Commission of Public Safety members, c.1918.
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.
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