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Minnesota's first two American Indian nurses

Minnesota's first two American Indian nurses

Minnesota's first two American Indian nurses, Elizabeth Sherer and Josephine Parisien, c.1925. The Minnesota Department of Health started a Chippewa Nursing Service in 1923, hiring American Indian nurses to provide public health nursing services on reservations in northern Minnesota.

Map of Minnesota's western boundary south of Lake Traverse.

Minnesota's western boundary south of Lake Traverse

Map of Minnesota's western boundary south of Lake Traverse.

Minnesota: A State Guide

Minnesota: A State Guide

Cover image of "Minnesota: A State Guide"

Black and white photograph of MISLS class at Fort Snelling, c.1944

MISLS class

MISLS class at Fort Snelling, c.1944

Black and white photograph of MISLS students in mess clothing, Fort Snelling, c.1944.

MISLS students in mess clothing, Fort Snelling

MISLS students in mess clothing, Fort Snelling, c.1944.

Black and white tintype photograph of Elizabeth Ayer, c.1880.

Missionary Elizabeth Ayer

Tintype photograph of Elizabeth Ayer, c.1880.

Color photograph of MN Cartooning Historian David Mruz with Curt Swan, October 2, 1993.

MN Cartooning Historian David Mruz with Curt Swan and Proclamation Making October 2, 1993 Curt Swan Day

Minnesota cartooning historian David Mruz was among those who invited Curt Swan to Minneapolis for Curt Swan Day, October 2, 1993.

MN Valley Floodway

MN Valley Floodway

An aerial shot of the MN Valley Refuge site, showing a floodplain view.

MN90: A 19th Century Grasshopper Disaster

During the 1870s, grasshopper plagues made life miserable for Minnesota's farmers. The insects traveled in swarms so large they darkened the sky, destroying crops and farmers’ livelihoods along the way. Learn more about the government response to the crisis and the lasting damage that was left behind.

MN90: A Bomb of a Joke

When enterprising Wilford Fawcett came home to Robbinsdale, MN, after World War I, he thought it would be good business to publish the dirty jokes he heard in the trenches overseas. He called his magazine "Captain Billy’s Whiz Bang" and it became a huge success. MN90 producer Marisa Helms tells us Fawcett made a small fortune off of his bawdy humor magazine and went on to build a publishing empire of hobby magazines and comic books, including Captain Marvel.

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