Black and white photograph of a woman with turkeys, 1952.  Photograph by Norton & Peel.

Woman with turkeys

Woman with turkeys, 1952. Photograph by Norton & Peel.

Black and white photograph of a turkey farm, ca. 1950.

Turkey farm

Turkey farm, ca. 1950.

Black and white photograph of the interior of a turkey barn, ca. 1947.

Interior of a turkey barn

Interior of a turkey barn, ca. 1947.

Black and white photograph of King Turkey Day Program, Worthington, Minnesota, ca. 1946.

King Turkey Day Program, Worthington

King Turkey Day Program, Worthington, Minnesota, ca. 1946.

Black and white photograph of a man feeding turkeys, ca. 1930. Photograph by Minneapolis Journal.

Man feeding turkeys

Man feeding turkeys, ca. 1930. Photograph by Minneapolis Journal.

Black and white photograph of Turkeys, Land O'Lakes, Minneapolis, 1927. Photograph by Hibbard Studio.

Turkeys, Land O'Lakes, Minneapolis

Turkeys, Land O'Lakes, Minneapolis, 1927. Photograph by Hibbard Studio.

Turkey Industry in Minnesota

The Minnesota turkey industry began with small backyard flocks raised on family farms. The Minnesota Turkey Growers Association, the National Turkey Improvement Plan, and advances in disease prevention helped Minnesota rise to become the top turkey-producing state in the country.

Color image of Store specializing in “do-it-yourself products” owned by Tiger Jack Rosenbloom, 2002. The structure stood at the corner of Dale Street and St. Anthony Avenue in the Rondo neighborhood of St. Paul between 1949 and 2002.

Tiger Jack’s shack

Store specializing in “do-it-yourself products” owned by Tiger Jack Rosenbloom, 2002. The structure stood at the corner of Dale Street and St. Anthony Avenue in the Rondo neighborhood of St. Paul between 1949 and 2002.

Black and white photograph of the Booker T. Cafe & Tavern, 381–383 Rondo Avenue, St. Paul, 1960.

Booker T. Cafe & Tavern

Booker T. Cafe & Tavern, 381–383 Rondo Avenue, St. Paul, 1960.

Black and white photograph of the interior of the Credjafawn Co-op Store, 678 Rondo Avenue, St. Paul, ca. 1950.

Credjafawn Co-op Store

Interior of the Credjafawn Co-op Store, 678 Rondo Avenue, St. Paul, ca. 1950.

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