Color poster of violinist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, ca. 1980–1987.

St. Paul Chamber Orcherstra with Pinchas Zukerman

Violinist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, ca. 1980–1987.

Black and white photograph of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra on stage, ca. 1959.

The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra on stage

The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra on stage, ca. 1959.

St. Paul Chamber Orchestra

In 1959, a new orchestra was formed in St. Paul in order to attract more people to downtown. The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO) held their first concert on November 18, 1959, in the Central High School auditorium. Since their debut, the SPCO has won several awards and has become the only full-time chamber orchestra in the United States.

The red Pipestone Quarry in Southwestern Minnesota. Pen and ink drawing of Rudolf Daniel Ludwig Cronau, 1881.

Pipestone Quarry

The red Pipestone Quarry in Southwestern Minnesota. Pen and ink drawing of Rudolf Daniel Ludwig Cronau, 1881.

Black and white photograph of the student cast of the drama “Elopement of Ellen,” at Graham Hall, ca. 1909.

Student cast of the drama “Elopement of Ellen,” at Graham Hall

The student cast of the drama “Elopement of Ellen,” at Graham Hall, ca. 1909. Image is from the Graham Hall annual catalog, 1909–1910.

The village of St. Paul, 1844. Etching by Charles William Post.

The village of St. Paul

The village of St. Paul, 1844. Etching by Charles William Post.

Scale drawing of the world’s largest peace pipe, c. 1998.

Scale drawing of the world’s largest peace pipe

Scale drawing of the world’s largest peace pipe, ca. 1998.

Scale drawing of the world’s largest peace pipe installed on the site of the Rock Island Depot, c. 1998.

Scale drawing of the world’s largest peace pipe installed on the site of the Rock Island Depot

Scale drawing of the world’s largest peace pipe installed on the site of the Rock Island Depot, ca. 1998.

World's Largest Peace Pipe

The world's largest peace pipe began with a vision shared by three spiritual people: one Lakota and two Anishinaabe. The pipe stands on the grounds of the historic Rock Island Railroad depot near the entrance to the Pipestone National Monument, home to the Keepers of the Sacred Tradition of Pipemakers. The location of the giant peace pipe is significant; the pipestone quarry nearby is known as "the crossroads of the Indian world." The soft red stone from the quarry has been used by American Indians for thousands of years to create ceremonial peace pipes.

View of Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington. A baseball game is being played on the field. Artist: Hazel Thorson Stoeckeler, 1964.

Painting of Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington

View of Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington. A baseball game is being played on the field. Artist: Hazel Thorson Stoeckeler, 1964.

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