The St. Paul and Pacific Railroad, or St. P & P, was one of Minnesota’s first major railroads. It was created in 1862 from the remnants of another bankrupt line and strengthened by valuable land grants. It survived financial hardships to become a cornerstone of the Great Northern Railway system, a legendary transcontinental route and an integral part of Minnesota railroad history.
H. David Dalquist, ca. 1955, at a first Chicago Housewares Show—the first in which Nordic Ware participated. It took Dalquist nine years to earn his fledgling company a spot at the large show. Used with the permission of Nordic Ware.