Black and white photograph of John Erickson, owner of Moorhead Brewery, ca. 1883. Photograph by O. E. Flaten.

John Erickson

John Erickson, owner of Moorhead Brewery, ca. 1883. Photograph by O. E. Flaten. From the Flaten/Wange Collection, Clay County Historical and Cultural Society.

Card advertising Ole Alesen’s Brewery in Moorhead, 1900. From the Fargo and Moorhead Directory―1900 (St. Paul: Pettibone Directory, 1900), 222.

Card advertising Alesen’s Brewery

Card advertising Ole Alesen’s Brewery in Moorhead, 1900. From the Fargo and Moorhead Directory―1900 (St. Paul: Pettibone Directory, 1900), 222.

Moorhead Brewing Company

The struggles and ultimate failure of the Moorhead Brewing Company, which operated between 1875 and 1901, reflect Minnesotans’ changing attitudes toward alcohol in the late nineteenth century.

Color image of Lake Wilson with grain elevator in background, 2016.

Lake Wilson

Lake Wilson with grain elevator in background, 2016.

Color image of a grain elevator in Dovray, 2016.

Grain elevator in Dovray

Grain elevator in Dovray, 2016.

Color image of Wind turbines near Chandler in Murray County, 2014.

Wind turbines in Murray County

Wind turbines near Chandler in Murray County, 2014.

Black and white photograph of Frank Riples’ store, Avoca, 1887.

Avoca

Frank Riples’ store, Avoca, 1887.

Drawing of costumes worn by IOOF members during initiation ceremonies, 1971.

IOOF initiatory degree costumes

Drawing of costumes worn by IOOF members during initiation ceremonies, 1971.

Drawing of robes worn by Rebekah Lodge officers, 1971.

Rebekah Lodge officers’ robes

Drawing of robes worn by Rebekah Lodge officers, 1971.

Color scan of a receipt for twenty-dollar war-chest donation issued on March 20, 1945.

Receipt for war-chest donation

Receipt for twenty-dollar war-chest donation issued on March 20, 1945. Sent to Fisher IOOF Lodge No. 87 from E. G. Haymaker, grand secretary of the Grand Lodge of Minnesota IOOF.

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