Black and white photograph of BPWC’s original charter members at the club’s fortieth anniversary celebration, 1961. Pictured (left to right) are Anna Brustad, Pauline Lohn, Mae Rideout, Ida Twedten, Sue Monroe, and Dr. Blanche Sharp.

BPWC’s original charter members

BPWC’s original charter members at the club’s fortieth anniversary celebration, 1961. Pictured (left to right) are Anna Brustad, Pauline Lohn, Mae Rideout, Ida Twedten, Sue Monroe, and Dr. Blanche Sharp.

Business and Professional Women’s Club, Crookston, 1960–1975

Crookston’s Business and Professional Women’s club (BPWC), started in 1921, was more politically active in the 1960s and 1970s than in its early years. BPWC members made sure to cast their votes for causes important to women, including equal pay for equal work and the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).

Black and white photograph of the Bandana Square shopping complex, 1984. Photograph by Kay Shaw.

Bandana Square, St. Paul

Exterior of the Bandana Square shopping complex, 1984. Photograph by Kay Shaw.

Black and white photograph of the Como Shops complex of the Northern Pacific Railway, located just south of Como Park in the St. Paul Midway, 1948. A railroad crane is parked next to the powerhouse building.

Interior of the Como Shops complex

Inside the Como Shops complex of the Northern Pacific Railway, located just south of Como Park in the St. Paul Midway, 1948. A railroad crane is parked next to the powerhouse building. Photographed by the St. Paul Dispatch and Pioneer Press.

Black and white photograph of Solomon Comstock and other Moorhead residents, ca. 1889.

Solomon Comstock and other Moorhead residents

Solomon Comstock and other Moorhead residents, ca. 1889. Photograph by O. E. Flaten. Used with the permission of the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County.

Black and white photograph of Solomon Comstock, James H. Sharp, and S. G. Roberts, 1880.

Solomon Comstock, James H. Sharp, and S. G. Roberts

Solomon Comstock, James H. Sharp, and S. G. Roberts, 1880. Photograph by O. E. Flaten. Used with the permission of the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County.

Black and white photograph of Solomon Comstock, ca 1890.

Solomon Comstock

Solomon Comstock, ca 1890. Photograph by C. M. Bell. Used with the permission of the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County.

Comstock, Solomon (1842–1933)

Solomon Comstock earned his law degree from the University of Michigan in 1869 but worked with railroads when prospects of finding a job in his chosen career path seemed dim. In Moorhead, he began a law partnership and traded in real estate with the Northwest Land Company. In the 1880s, he worked with James J. Hill’s Northern Pacific Railway to plat townships across Minnesota.

Color image of a relatively complete, un-smoked kaolin pipe found during excavations at the Réaume site, 2012.

White clay pipe found at the Réaume site

Relatively complete, un-smoked kaolin pipe found during excavations at the Réaume site, 2012. It is similar to ones that were popular in the late eighteenth century. Photograph by Don Hoffmann.

Color image of a silver cross pendant found at the Réaume site, 2012.

Silver cross pendant found at the Réaume site

Silver cross pendant found at the Réaume site, 2012. It is similar to those recovered at other late eighteenth-century trading posts. Photograph by Don Hoffmann.

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