A resource for reliable information about significant people, places, events, and things in Minnesota history.
Two young men from Cleveland, writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster, created the character of Superman in the 1930s. But it was Curt Swan, a Minnesota artist, who defined Superman's look in comic books of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.
Members of Pioneer Maennerchor at the annual Stiftungsfest celebration, c.1910.
Carl Bachmann, c.1880s.
A row of people wraps around the front of Singer's Hall, 1870s or 1880s.
Members of Pioneer Maennerchor, 1870s or 1880s.
Three individuals standing in front of Singer's Hall, Young America, 1870s or 1880s.
A crowd gathered at the 1898 Stiftungsfest celebration.
The longest continuously running festival in Minnesota history, Stiftungsfest, was founded in 1861. This German festival celebrates the music and culture of Carver County's German immigrants.
Photograph of the Gág family home at 200 South German Street in New Ulm. Taken by Anton Gág, c.1890.
Color postcard depicting St. Joseph’s Catholic Parochial School and Sister’s Home. Photograph Collection, Carver County Historical Society, Waconia
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