Coon Rapids Hydroelectric Dam

Between 1913 and 1914 the Coon Rapids hydroelectric dam was constructed with the intent to provide power to Anoka County. The dam was shut down in 1966 after becoming too expensive to operate. It later became part of Minnesota’s environmental control program.

Webb Publishing Company, special equipment that assembles and binds telephone directories.

Webb Publishing Company, special equipment that assembles and binds telephone directories.

Webb Publishing Company, special equipment that assembles and binds telephone directories, 1937.

Ogden Gunderson reading The Farmer.

Ogden Gunderson reading The Farmer.

Ogden Gunderson reading The Farmer, c.1922.

The Farmer (Webb Company)

Founded in 1882, the Farmer grew from a small publication produced by Edward A. Webb and his wife to a large magazine with a circulation of over 175,000. For over one hundred years, it was published by the Webb Company in St. Paul.

Black and white photograph of Joseph Renshaw Brown, c.1863. Photograph by Hirsch Brothers.

Joseph Renshaw Brown

Joseph Renshaw Brown, c.1863. Photograph by Hirsch Brothers.

Sandy Lake Dam near McGregor, Aitkin County.

Sandy Lake Dam near McGregor, Aitkin County.

Sandy Lake dam in the mid-20th century

Franklin Cook, Minneapolis.

Franklin Cook, Minneapolis

Franklin Cook, c.1880.

Log house, White Earth Reservation.

Log house, White Earth Reservation

A house at White Earth Reservation, c.1900.

Pine River Dam, Cass County.

Pine River Dam, Cass County

Pine river dam following renovations, 1906.

Pokegama Falls

Pokegama Falls.

Pokegama falls, 1895. Eleven years after the original dam's completion.

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