Minnesota state officers posed with Governor Lucius F. Hubbard

Minnesota state officers posed with Governor Lucius F. Hubbard

Governor Hubbard with state officers standing on the capitol steps, 1884.

Black and white photograph of Lucius F. Hubbard, 1865.

Lucius F. Hubbard

Lucius F. Hubbard, 1865.

Black and white photograph of Lucius F. Hubbard, 1857.

Lucius F. Hubbard

Hubbard in 1857, the year he came to Red Wing.

Hubbard, Lucius F. (1836–1913)

Young Red Wing newspaper editor Lucius F. Hubbard backed his words with action when he enlisted as a private in the Fifth Minnesota Volunteers during the Civil War. He emerged from the fighting as a general and a war hero, and became wealthy through wheat marketing, milling, and railroads. He was elected governor in 1881.

American Fur Trading Post at Fond Du Lac, Duluth

American Fur Trading Post at Fond Du Lac, Duluth

Postcard depicting the American fur trading post, c.1836, at Fond du Lac, Duluth, 1940.

Two fur traders

Two fur traders

Two fur traders, c.1880.

Fort St. Louis/Fond du Lac, Lake Superior

From 1615–1821, Lake Superior was known as "the Great Crossroads" of the western fur trade. The north shore of the lake harbored the major water routes to the western interior of North America. The British inherited the Lake Superior region from the French after the French and Indian War. In the later decades of the Eighteenth Century, the British North West Company controlled the Lake Superior Fur Trade. The North West Company was founded in 1779 by Scottish businessmen in Montreal.

Red Wing Ironworks, 2010, with St. James Hotel to rear

Red Wing Ironworks, with St. James Hotel to rear

Red Wing Ironworks built, 2010.

St. James Hotel of Red Wing, 2010

St. James Hotel of Red Wing

St. James Hotel, Red Wing built in 1875, restored 1979. Photograph, 2010.

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