Elmer Uggen’s original words and music for “Crookstonian”, a march song for the city. Includes three pages of music, as well as photos and a history of Crookston.

Crookstonian March Song Sheet Music

Elmer Uggen’s original words and music for “Crookstonian”, a march song for the city. Includes three pages of music, as well as photos and a history of Crookston.

Elmer Uggen, shown here with his violin in the Agassiz yearbook, (front row, third from left) served as concertmaster for the North Dakota Agricultural College Orchestra in 1914 and 1915.

N.D.A.C. Orchestra 1914–1915

Elmer Uggen, shown here with his violin in the Agassiz yearbook, (front row, third from left) served as concertmaster for the North Dakota Agricultural College Orchestra in 1914 and 1915.

Elmer Uggen, music faculty, as show in the July 1924 Northwest Monthly publication of the Northwest School of Agriculture.

Elmer Uggen, band and stringed Instruments

Elmer Uggen, music faculty, as show in the July 1924 Northwest Monthly publication of the Northwest School of Agriculture.

Elmer Uggen, music faculty, as shown in the 1926 Red River Aggie yearbook from the Northwest School of Agriculture.

Elmer Uggen, bandmaster and orchestra director

Elmer Uggen, music faculty, as shown in the 1926 Red River Aggie yearbook from the Northwest School of Agriculture.

Uggen, Elmer George (1891–1949)

Elmer George Uggen was a musician, composer, conductor, educator, and music store owner who entertained American troops abroad during World War I with his score for the play “War is Hell.” He left a mark in Northwest Minnesota with the original words and music for “Crookstonian,” a march used as the official anthem of Crookston.

Color image of American Indian pictographs at Lac La Croix in the BWCA, 1964.

American Indian pictographs at Lac La Croix

American Indian pictographs at Lac La Croix in the BWCA, 1964.

Color image of a Japanese bronze Amida Buddha, undated.

Japanese bronze Amida Buddha

Cast bronze Amida Buddha figure shows evidence of blackish red paint and gilding [this is a National Bureau of Standards color]. The figure is seated cross-legged on a hexagonal base with the left upturned palm in the lap and the right hand resting on the right knee with fingers touching the ground. The head of the figure has Asian features with elongated ear lobes and topknot typical of Buddha representations. The statue is marked "Bronze/ 19th Century/ John Bradstreet/ Collection". The sculpture was acquired by Samuel A. Trubshaw as a collector for John S. Bradstreet & Co., Minneapolis, Minn.

John Scott Bradstreet, Lotus Table, ca. 1903–1907, cypress wood, Minneapolis Institute of Art.

John Scott Bradstreet, Lotus Table

John Scott Bradstreet, Lotus Table, ca. 1903–1907, cypress wood, Minneapolis Institute of Art.

Exhibition room at the Minneapolis Institute of Art featuring objects designed by John S. Bradstreet and Company, including a green velvet window curtain with matching valance, ca. 1904.

Exhibition room at the Minneapolis Institute of Art

Exhibition room at the Minneapolis Institute of Art featuring objects designed by John S. Bradstreet and Company, including a green velvet window curtain with matching valance, ca. 1904.

Arts and Crafts cypress cabinet designed by John Scott Bradstreet in 1904.

Arts and Crafts cypress cabinet

Arts and Crafts cypress cabinet designed by John Scott Bradstreet in 1904.

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