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A general view of the Milford Mine, 1936.
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.
Triple exposure of Susie Schmitt Hanson seated at a table : back to audience, standing behind table working and seated to right of table. Each exposure shows her in a different outfit.
Susie Schmitt Hanson is seated wearing a light-colored long-sleeve floor-length dress.
Susie Schmitt Hanson's millinery store, on the corner Main and Olive in Waconia.
Susie Schmitt Hanson pictured at age eighty-five with a birthday cake, c.1945.
Woman standing wearing dark dress and an apron covered with buttons. A table showing her button collection on the right, 1930s or 1940s.
Portrait of Susie Schmitt Hanson, seated in a dress with roses in her lap, c.1885.
Mrs. John Schmitt and family. Mrs. Schmitt sitting on chair in center with children all around her. Susie Schmitt Hansen, row two, far right, c.1895.
A prime example of entrepreneurial spirit, Susie Schmitt Hanson was a pioneer for Minnesota women in business. As the owner of one of Waconia's longest-running businesses, she remains a prominent figure in the history of that town.
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