Black and white photograph of Director Arthur Wasshausen leading the Citizens Band in Crookston's opera house in 1907.

Citizens Band performance at the Crookston opera house

Director Arthur Wasshausen leads the Citizens Band in Crookston's opera house in 1907.

An advertisement in the Crookston Weekly Times for the opening night performance at the Opera House Block on April 13–15, 1891, featuring the Hess Opera Company.

Opening night

An advertisement in the Crookston Weekly Times for the opening night performance at the Opera House Block on April 13–15, 1891, featuring the Hess Opera Company.

Black and white photograph of Mark Twain on railroad in Crookston, 1895.

Mark Twain on railroad in Crookston

Mark Twain’s early morning train out of Crookston on July 30, 1895, was delayed by forty-five minutes, leaving him annoyed. He used that extra time to board a baggage truck and have his manager, J. B. Pond, push him up and down the platform.

An advertisement in the Crookston Weekly Times for a performance by Norwegian violinist Haldor Hanson on May 13, 1891.

Haldor Hanson Concert advertisement

An advertisement in the Crookston Weekly Times for a performance by Norwegian violinist Haldor Hanson on May 13, 1891.

Black and white photograph of the façade of the Opera House Block on South Main Street as it looked in 1910.

Opera House Block, South Main Street, Crookston

The façade of the Opera House Block on South Main Street as it looked in 1910.

Opera House Block, Crookston

Although the Opera House Block was short-lived as a theater due to its hazardous second-floor auditorium, it was the center of entertainment in Crookston for more than fifteen years and hosted a historic 1895 lecture by American humorist Mark Twain. The Opera House Block burned down due to undetermined causes in 1987.

Colorized postcard depicting rifle training, ca. 1917.

Rifle-training postcard

Postcard depicting rifle training, ca. 1917.

Black and white scan of the front page of the Minneapolis GLC Voice on July 18, 1988.

Front page of the "Minneapolis GLC Voice"

Front page of the Minneapolis GLC Voice on July 18, 1988.

Color image of a NAMES Project Button worn by Brian Coyle when he read name from the AIDS Quilt during the Names Project Tour at the Metrodome, 1988.

NAMES Project button

NAMES Project Button worn by Brian Coyle when he read name from the AIDS Quilt during the Names Project Tour at the Metrodome, 1988.

Color image of a NAMES Project Bandana given to Brian Coyle for reading names from the AIDS quilt when it was shown at the Metrodome, July 16–17, 1988.

NAMES Project Bandana

Names Project Bandana given to Brian Coyle for reading names from the AIDS quilt when it was shown at the Metrodome, July 16–17, 1988.

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