A resource for reliable information about significant people, places, events, and things in Minnesota history.
Rolette (standing) with business associates Henry Hastings Sibley (right), and possibly Franklin Steele (left), c.1857. Uploaded by Wikimedia Commons user Bobak.
Red River Carts loading supplies at a trading house in St. Paul, 1854.
British percussion double barrel shotgun used by Rolette, c.1850–1871.
Joseph Rolette as a young businessman and trader, c.1841.
Joseph Rolette in the garb of a fur trader, c.1860.
Joseph Rolette was a fur trader and politician during Minnesota's territorial period. A colorful character in his time, Rolette is remembered for the drastic action he took to assure that St. Paul would become Minnesota's state capital.
Field worker examining Wire Grass, c.1903. Originally published in a Crex Company furniture catalog. (New York: Andrew H. Kellog Co., 1903).
Aerial photograph of the Crex Carpet Company at 509 Front Avenue in St. Paul. Photographed by F. Paul Wright c.1928.
Illustration of the Crex Carpet Company office c.1901. Originally reproduced in Herbert Myrick's Creating New Industries (Chicago: Orange Judd, 1901).
Illustration of a field of wire grass during harvest time c.1901. Originally reproduced in Herbert Myrick's Creating New Industries (Chicago: Orange Judd, 1901).
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