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Minnesota governor's suite during John Lind's administration, c.1900. Pictured: John Lind at his desk; G. P. Wade, postmaster of the Legislature; L. A. Rosing, private secretary to the governor; and an unidentified woman.
Members of the Minnesota Home Guard at Camp Pershing, c.1918.
A Minnesota Home Guard Band, c.1918.
Minnesota Home Guard Camp during the fires of 1918.
Minnesota Home Guard camp providing assistance after the fires, 1918.
Minnesota Home Guard digging graves after the fires, 1918. Minnesota Governor J.A.A. Burnquist looks on (hatless, at center back).
Minnesota Home Guard sack coat.
Minnesota Home Guard, Motor Corps Cap, showing Motor Corps insignia.
The fires in Northeastern Minnesota killed over 450 people in October of 1918. Along with providing security and relief services, members of the Minnesota Home Guard buried the dead.
Minnesota locusts of the seventies, c.1870s. Photograph by Jacoby's Art Gallery.
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