Watercolor of 1868 Fort Ripley by Col. Edward G. Bush (1838–1892). Painted by Bush in 1880 upon revisiting the fort that he commanded September 1868 to May 1869 while a thirty-year-old captain.  The painting depicts the fort as he remembered it in 1868.

Watercolor of 1868 Fort Ripley by Col. Edward G. Bush

Watercolor of 1868 Fort Ripley by Col. Edward G. Bush (1838–1892). Painted by Bush in 1880 upon revisiting the fort that he commanded September 1868 to May 1869 while a thirty-year-old captain. The painting depicts the fort as he remembered it in 1868.

Watercolor of old Fort Ripley by Minnesota artist Paul S. Kramer (1919–2012). Painted in 1989 as a study for a larger oil painting that hangs in Camp Ripley’s post headquarters.

Watercolor of old Fort Ripley by Minnesota artist Paul S. Kramer

Watercolor of old Fort Ripley by Minnesota artist Paul S. Kramer (1919–2012). Painted in 1989 as a study for a larger oil painting that hangs in Camp Ripley’s post headquarters.

Fort Ripley view from the north, 1864. Pen and wash drawing by Corporal August Harfeldt, Third Battery, Minnesota Light Artillery.

Drawing of Fort Ripley from the north

Fort Ripley view from the north, 1864. Pen and wash drawing by Corporal August Harfeldt, Third Battery, Minnesota Light Artillery.

Fort Ripley, 1862. Pen and wash drawing made in 1864 by Corporal August Harfeldt, Third Battery, Minnesota Light Artillery.

Drawing of Fort Ripley

Fort Ripley, 1862. Pen and wash drawing made in 1864 by Corporal August Harfeldt, Third Battery, Minnesota Light Artillery.

Graphite drawing of Fort Ripley from east the Mississippi, 1863. Drawing by Jonathan Burnett Salisbury.

Graphite drawing of Fort Ripley from east the Mississippi

Graphite drawing of Fort Ripley from east the Mississippi, 1863. Drawing by Jonathan Burnett Salisbury.

Graphite Drawing of Fort Ripley, 1863. Drawing by Jonathan Burnett Salisbury.

Graphite drawing of Fort Ripley

Graphite Drawing of Fort Ripley, 1863. Drawing by Jonathan Burnett Salisbury.

Color image of a "I love Betsy-Tacy" pinback button, manufacturer unknown, c.1990-1994.

"I love Betsy-Tacy" pinback button

"I love Betsy-Tacy" pinback button, manufacturer unknown, c.1990-1994.

Color scan of the front cover of the original edition of Betsy-Tacy, by Maud Hart Lovelace, published by Crowell Publishing Company, 1940. Cover art: Lois Lenski.

Front cover of the original edition of Betsy-Tacy

Front cover of the original edition of Betsy-Tacy, by Maud Hart Lovelace, published by Crowell Publishing Company, 1940. Cover art by Lois Lenski.

Color scan of the front cover of paperback edition of Maud Hart Lovelace's Gentlemen from England, published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1993.

Front cover of paperback edition of Maud Hart Lovelace's Gentlemen from England

Front cover of paperback edition of Maud Hart Lovelace's Gentlemen from England, published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1993.

Color scan of the front cover of book jacket for Early Candlelight, a novel by Maud Hart Lovelace, published by the University of Minnesota Press, 1949.

Front cover of book jacket for Early Candlelight

Front cover of book jacket for Early Candlelight, a novel by Maud Hart Lovelace, published by the University of Minnesota Press, 1949.

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