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Pilot Knob c.1846–1848, where the Treaty of Mendota was signed on August 5, 1851.
Dakota Chief Taoyateduta (Little Crow IV) sketched at Traverse des Sioux, Minnesota Territory in 1851 by artist Frank Blackwell Mayer
Oil-on-canvas painting by Seth Eastman depicting a view of Mendota from Fort Snelling, 1848.
"Daniel Greysolon Sieur Dulhut at the Head of the Lakes - 1679." Painted by artist Francis Lee Jaques, c.1922.
St. Olaf alum and current festival director, Anton Armstrong.
Kenneth Jennings served as the festival director from 1968-1990.
Olaf Christiansen was the festival's director from 1943–1968 and was the son of F. Melius Christiansen.
F. Melius Christiansen, founder of the festival.
Hoyme Memorial Chapel was the location of the Christmas Festival for the first ten years.
St. Olaf Christmas Festival Performance
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