Duluth Ship Canal Opening, 1871

The opening of the Duluth Ship Canal in 1871 was a historical turning point for the city of Duluth and the Twin Ports of Duluth and Superior.

Fire Department, No. 3 Station, Pantown, St. Cloud, c.1919

Fire Department, No. 3 Station, Pantown, St. Cloud

Outdoor shot of fire truck pulling out of No. 3 Station, Pantown, St. Cloud, Minnesota. Pantown homes visible in background, c.1919.

Pantown, St. Cloud

Pantown, St. Cloud

Outdoor shot of Pantown, including Sam Pandolfo's house, 8th Street North looking west, St. Cloud, Minnesota, c.1919.

Pan Car, Pan Motor Company, St. Cloud, 1918

Pan Car, Pan Motor Company, St. Cloud

Outdoor shot of a Model 250 Pan Car along 33rd Avenue North, in front of the main plant of the Pan Motor Company, with three men standing behind the auto, 1918.

Pan Motor Company barbeque, St. Cloud, July 4, 1917

Pan Motor Company barbeque, St. Cloud

Outdoor shot of a Pan Car on a platform, with three men standing next to it and crowds all around it,1917.

Samuel C. Pandolfo, c.1917

Samuel C. Pandolfo

Portrait studio bust of Samuel C. Pandolfo, Pan Motor Company, St. Cloud, Minnesota, c.1917.

Samuel C. and Annie Pandolfo, in Pan Car, visiting St. Cloud, March 1956

Samuel C. and Annie Pandolfo, in Pan Car, visiting St. Cloud, March 1956

Outdoor shot of a visiting Mr. (sitting behind the steering wheel) and Mrs. (standing next to him) Pandolfo, with 1919 Pan Car, in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

Pan Motor Company

In 1918, the first Pan Automobile rolled off the assembly line in St. Cloud, Minnesota. It was the beginning of the short and controversial existence of the Pan Motor Company.

Hesper

Launched in 1890, Hesper was a bulk freighter with a forward pilot-house, designed to haul loads like grain and iron ore across the Great Lakes. With masts and a steam engine, Hesper was a hybrid that reflected the transition from wind-powered vessels to mechanically propelled ships.

J.R. Watkins Company, Winona

J.R. Watkins Company, Winona

J.R. Watkins Company, Winona, 1956. Photographer: St. Paul Dispatch and Pioneer Press.

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