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This 1888 engraving depicts the 1873–1877 grasshopper plague in Minnesota and a method of capturing the young grasshoppers.
Gratia Countryman at desk in Minneapolis Public Library, c.1945.
Gratia Countryman, head librarian in Minneapolis, 1928. Photograph by George E. Luxton.
Gratia Countryman, Minneapolis, 1917. Photograph by Lee Brothers.
Gratia Countryman, c.1886.
Gratia Countryman at city-wide testimonial dinner in her honor, Minneapolis, December 11, 1936.
Gratia Countryman, librarian, in library stacks, c.1910.
The burial site of Mother Benedicta Riepp, 2015. Riepp's remains were moved in 1884 from St. Cloud, where she died, to the cemetery at Saint Benedict’s Monastery in St. Joseph.
Postcard showing the Great Northern Railway Depot and a grain elevator behind the depot in Clontarf, c.1880s.
A grocery store display of Green Giant canned goods, 1969.
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