A resource for reliable information about significant people, places, events, and things in Minnesota history.
Oil on canvas painting of Colonel Josiah Snelling, c.1818. Artist unknown.
Colonel George McLaren, c.1864. McLaren was a commandant of Fort Snelling during the Civil War.
One of the largest moves, the Colonial Hotel, 1920. Note the steam crawler directly in front of the hotel.
Color postcard showing an aerial view of Granite Falls, c.1965. Granite Falls was the site of a National Farmers Organization-organized “winter buying” day attended by over two thousand people in 1964.
“Grace,” the Minnesota state photograph, taken by Eric Enstrom c.1920 and colorized by Enstrom’s daughter, Rhoda Nyberg.
Round Tower postcard, c.1910.
Columbia Graphophone (Type AT) used by Frances Densmore to record Native American music onto cylinder records, used around 1897.
Column of fours formation at Camp Lakeview, Lake City, Minnesota, September, 1918. Photograph from Minnesota Historical Society Sound and Visual Collection II.4.
Combat training exercise at Camp Ripley, June 2015. Photograph by the Minnesota National Guard.
Roll of 3M Scotch brand tape made to commemorate the production of the two billionth roll of that product, 1957.
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