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Oliver Iron Mining Company's first location at Soudan, St. Louis County

Oliver Iron Mining Company's first location at Soudan

Oliver Iron Mining Company’s first location at Soudan, St. Louis County, 1884.

Oliver Kelley home marker, Sherburne County

Oliver Kelley home marker, Sherburne County

Oliver Kelley home marker, Sherburne County, 1937. Photograph by Everett E. Edwards.

Oliver Kelley house, restored

Oliver Kelley house, restored

Oliver Kelley house, restored, 1979.

Landscape watercolor on paper by Edwin Whitefield painted, c.1856–1859.

One mile above Shakopee looking over the valley of the Minnesota River

Landscape watercolor on paper by Edwin Whitefield painted, c.1856–1859.

Black and white photograph of open pit mining, Mesabi Range, c.1950.

Open pit mining, Mesabi Range

Open pit mining, Mesabi Range, c.1950.

Black and white photograph of he opening of the first Minneapolis skyway, connecting the Northstar Center and the Northwestern National Bank; Leslie Park is at left, 1962.

Opening of first skyway (connecting the Northstar Center and Northwestern National Bank); Leslie Park at left, Minneapolis

The opening of the first Minneapolis skyway, connecting the Northstar Center and the Northwestern National Bank; Leslie Park is at left, 1962.

Operating room, St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester

Operating room, St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester

An operating room at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, 1893. The Sisters of St. Francis at St. Mary's were known for their excellent nursing care.

Color image of participants in the Operation Free Flu Shot program gather for a group photograph at the Hmong New Year celebration in St. Paul’s RiverCentre on November 24, 2012.

Operation Free Flu Shot program (1 of 2)

Participants in the Operation Free Flu Shot program gather for a group photograph at the Hmong New Year celebration in St. Paul’s RiverCentre on November 24, 2012.

Color image of participants in the Operation Free Flu Shot program gather for a group photograph at Hmong Village in St. Paul on October 27, 2013.

Operation Free Flu Shot program (2 of 2)

Participants in the Operation Free Flu Shot program gather for a group photograph at Hmong Village in St. Paul on October 27, 2013.

Black and white photograph of the ore docks at Duluth, 1903.

Ore docks at Duluth

The ore docks at Duluth, 1903. These docks were originally begun by the Merritts, but the family was barely able to utilize them before losing their mining interests to John D. Rockefeller.

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