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In 1904, immigrant baker Arvid Peterson gave a Swedish-styled cracker a modern American name and introduced the country to Ry-Krisp. For decades, Minneapolis was the one and only location where the product was made.
A Barclay Brick and Tile Company locomotive pulls three railcars filled with clay from the Zumbrota factory's pit.
Miners at a Claybank pit near Goodhue fill steam-shovel buckets with clay, c.1910.
Red Wing Sewer Pipe factory employees with some of their wares stacked and ready for shipment, c.1910.
Miners pose next to a rural Goodhue County clay pit, c.1905.
Workers load sewer pipe into boxcars near the West Main Street location of the Red Wing Sewer Pipe Factory, c.1900.
Clay provided the basis for thousands of jobs in Goodhue County during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Stoneware, roof tiles, and clay pipes were all produced by area firms and widely sold.
Charles H. Klein
Photograph of Charles Klein in the late 1950s or early 1960s, not long before his death.
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