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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.
Photograph of an office of the Northwestern Express Company, the reorganized Minnesota Stage Company, in Deadwood, South Dakota, c.1880.
Portrait of James C. Burbank, a founding member of the Minnesota Stage Company, c.1872.
1865 table of Minnesota Stage Company destinations and travel distances.
Photograph of a stagecoach traveling from Alexandria to Melrose, 1876.
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