Color image of a metal streetcar token holder, c.1900s.

Metal streetcar token holder

Metal streetcar token holder, c.1900s.

Mexican American migrant farm workers

Mexican American migrant farm workers

Mexican American migrant farm workers harvesting asparagus near Owatonna, c.1955. Rural Minnesota has always been demographically diverse and home to immigrant and migrant populations. Immigrants have played roles as farm owners and hired hands.

Black and white photograph of Mexican American migrant farm workers harvesting asparagus near Owatonna, c. 1955.

Mexican American workers in Owatonna

Mexican American migrant farm workers harvesting asparagus near Owatonna, c.1955.

Black and white photograph of Mrs. Julio Lopez and Mrs. Francisco Rangle prepare food for an Mexican Independence celebration, Our Lady of Guadaloupe Church, September 15, 1958.

Mexican Independence celebration, 1958

Mrs. Julio Lopez and Mrs. Francisco Rangle prepare food for an Mexican Independence celebration, Our Lady of Guadaloupe Church, September 15, 1958.

Black and white photograph of Guitarists at a Mexican Independence celebration, September 15, 1970.

Mexican Independence celebration, 1970

Guitarists at a Mexican Independence celebration, September 15, 1970.

Photograph of Clemens Meyer's general store on Oak Grove Street in Meire Grove c.1900.

Meyer's General Store

Photograph of Clemens Meyer's general store on Oak Grove Street in Meire Grove, c.1900. From the Fred W. Peterson archival collection, Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud.

Black and white photograph of Michael Dowling and a passenger in a car in front of the E.H. Erickson Artificial Limb Company, c.1905.

Michael Dowling and unidentified passenger in an automobile in front of E.H. Erickson Artificial Limb Company, Minneapolis

Michael Dowling and unidentified passenger in an automobile in front of E.H. Erickson Artificial Limb Company, Minneapolis, c.1905.

Michael J. Dowling Silent Film

Michael Dowling, a Minnesota politician, newspaper publisher, businessmen, and spokesperson for those with physical disabilities lost both legs, most of one arm and part of another to frostbite when he was young. During and after World War I Dowling crusaded for the rehabilitation of veterans disabled during the war. This film clip, first shown at a meeting of the American Medical Association in 1918, graphically demonstrates how Mr. Dowling was able to function very successfully in spite of his handicap. He is shown driving a car, traveling, and conducting regular business operations.

Michael J. Dowling Silent Film

Michael Dowling, a Minnesota politician, newspaper publisher, businessmen, and spokesperson for those with physical disabilities lost both legs, most of one arm and part of another to frostbite when he was young. During and after World War I Dowling crusaded for the rehabilitation of veterans disabled during the war. This film clip, first shown at a meeting of the American Medical Association in 1918, graphically demonstrates how Mr. Dowling was able to function very successfully in spite of his handicap. He is shown driving a car, traveling, and conducting regular business operations.

Michael J. Dowling Silent Film

Michael Dowling, a Minnesota politician, newspaper publisher, businessmen, and spokesperson for those with physical disabilities lost both legs, most of one arm and part of another to frostbite when he was young. During and after World War I Dowling crusaded for the rehabilitation of veterans disabled during the war. This film clip, first shown at a meeting of the American Medical Association in 1918, graphically demonstrates how Mr. Dowling was able to function very successfully in spite of his handicap. He is shown driving a car, traveling, and conducting regular business operations.

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