A resource for reliable information about significant people, places, events, and things in Minnesota history.
J.R. Watkins Company, Winona. Administration building in foreground, c.1945.
Jacob Brower, 1897. Brower was a surveyor who was instrumental in forming Itasca State Park and became the park’s first commissioner. Photographer unknown.
Jacob Brower at the Lake Itasca basin at DeSoto Lake, 1889.
Dr. Jacob E. Bowers, superintendent of Rochester State Hospital, 1879–1889. Photograh by Hiram Joseph Jacoby, c.1875.
Sculptor Jacob Fjelde with his siblings, c.1890.
Portrait of James C. Burbank, a founding member of the Minnesota Stage Company, c.1872.
James J. Hill, 1902. Photograph by the Pach Brothers.
James K. Hilyard, early co-owner of the Western Appeal, c.1886.
James Madison Bowler (with cane) and Leonard A. Rosing, c.1900. Photograph by Charles A. Zimmerman.
Jane Williamson’s tombstone in the cemetery on the former Yankton Reservation in Greenwood, South Dakota bears a Daughters of the American Revolution marker identifying her as a descendant of a Revolutionary War veteran. Photograph by Lois Glewwe.
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