A resource for reliable information about significant people, places, events, and things in Minnesota history.
The Philip Johnson-designed IDS Center, seen behind the Foshay, supplanted the Foshay Tower as Minneapolis's tallest building when it opened in 1972.
The tower was built upon an existing two-story structure, which formed the base of the new skyscraper, 1958.
Foshay Tower, 821 S. Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, 1928–1929.
The Fournier House, c.1995.
Fourth Battalion Band, Minnesota Home Guard, c.1918.
The fourth Cathedral of St. Paul, c.1956.
Fourth Minnesota Regiment Entering Vicksburg, July 4, 1863. Painting by artist Francis Davis Millet.
Fourth Minnesota regimental battle flag, front.
Fourth Minnesota regimental battle flag, back
Fragment of execution rope used to hang William Williams in 1906. The rope was too long, causing a slow, grisly death and prompting Minnesota to end the death penalty. Williams was the last person to be executed in Minnesota.
Made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008. Administered by the Minnesota Historical Society.
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