Black and white photograph of reception and waiting room of the Foshay Tower, 1931.

Reception and Waiting Room, Foshay Tower Corporation, Minneapolis

The reception and waiting room, Foshay Tower Corporation, Minneapolis, 1931.

Black and white photograph of Foshay Tower dedication ceremonies, 1929.

Dedication ceremonies of the Foshay Tower taken in the gardencourt showing "Scherzo" sculpture, Minneapolis

Foshay Tower dedication ceremonies taken in the garden court and showing Harriet Frishmuth's bronze sculpture Scherzo, 1929.

Black and white photograph of the interior of the Foshay Tower, 1929–1930.

Interior of the Foshay Tower, Minneapolis

Interior of the Foshay Tower, 1929–1930.

Black and white photograph of Foshay Tower, 821 S. Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, 1928–1929.

Foshay Tower, Minneapolis

Foshay Tower, 821 S. Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, 1928–1929.

Foshay Tower, Minneapolis

Since 1929, the Foshay Tower has been a vital part of the Minneapolis skyline. When it was built, the thirty-two-story tower was the tallest building between Chicago and the West Coast. In the 1970s and 1980s, much taller skyscrapers were built, but the attractive Foshay Tower remained a crowning glory of Minnesota architecture.

Black and white photographs of Main Street at Milford location and lake which flooded mine, 1924.

Main Street at Milford location and lake which flooded mine.

Main Street at the Milford Mine location, showing the lake that flooded the mine, 1924.

Black and white photograph of the main Street of the Milford Mining Company in Crosby, 1924.

Main Street on Milford Mining property, Crosby.

Main Street of the Milford Mining Company in Crosby, 1924.

1924 Milford Mine Disaster

On February 5, 1924, water from Foley Lake flooded the Milford Mine, killing forty-one miners in Minnesota's worst mining disaster. Only seven miners climbed to safety.

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