Black and white photograph of a Williams Electric Kitchen model, ca. 1938. Photographed by the Lee Brothers.

Williams Electric Kitchen model

Williams Electric Kitchen model, ca. 1938. Photographed by Lee Brothers.

Rural Electrification Administration in Minnesota

On May 11, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 7037 to create the Rural Electrification Administration (REA), a New Deal public relief program. The program provided $1 million for federal loans to bring electric service to rural areas. It revolutionized life in rural Minnesota and across the country.

Black and white photograph of Businesses near the intersection of East 38th St and 4th Ave, Minneapolis, 1975.

Businesses near the intersection of East 38th St and 4th Ave, Minneapolis

Businesses near the intersection of East 38th St and 4th Ave, Minneapolis, 1975.

Black and white photograph of 38th St Food Market, 3800 4th Ave S, Minneapolis, 1975.

38th St Food Market

38th St Food Market, 3800 4th Ave S, Minneapolis, 1975.

Black and white photograph of the Nacirema Club (“America backwards), 1975.

Nacirema Club

Nacirema Club (“America backwards), 1975.

Black and white photograph of the Minneapolis Spokesman and St. Paul Recorder office, 3744 Fourth Avenue South, 1958.

Minneapolis Spokesman and St. Paul Recorder office

Minneapolis Spokesman and St. Paul Recorder office, 3744 Fourth Avenue South, 1958.

Color image of a pass for the St. Paul and Pacific Railroad, used by Henry Castle, 1878.

Pass for the St. Paul and Pacific Railroad

Pass for the St. Paul and Pacific Railroad, used by Henry Castle, 1878.

Black and white photograph of shops and roundhouse of the First Division, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad, a predecessor of Great Northern, St. Paul, 1875.

Shops and roundhouse of the St. Paul and Pacific Railroad

Shops and roundhouse of the First Division, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad, a predecessor of Great Northern, St. Paul, 1875.

Black and white photograph of the St. Paul and Pacific Railroad officials and guests at Breckenridge, 1873.

St. Paul and Pacific Railroad officials and guests at Breckenridge

St. Paul and Pacific Railroad officials and guests at Breckenridge, 1873.

Black and white photograph of St. Paul and Pacific Railroad employees, 1873. Photographed by Redington & Shaffer.

St. Paul and Pacific Railroad employees

St. Paul and Pacific Railroad employees, 1873. Photographed by Redington & Shaffer.

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