A resource for reliable information about significant people, places, events, and things in Minnesota history.
Town of Sorel, Lower Canada. Drawing by John Lambert. Image is from the New York Public Library Digital Collections.
1905 model Smith and Wesson hand-ejector military and police revolver used by St. Paul Police Detective Henry Cummings to injure John Dillinger in a shootout at the Lincoln Court Apartments in St. Paul, 1934.
Thomas A. Dahill, St. Paul Chief of Police, 1935. Photograph from the St. Paul Daily News.
Nina Clifford’s brothel at 147 S. Washington Street, St. Paul, 1937.
St. Paul underworld boss and bootlegger Leon Gleckman, c.1935.
St. Paul gangster Jack Peifer, c.1936.
St. Paul Police record for Harry Sawyer, 1935. Sawyer was the last St. Paul gangland organizer of the “layover agreement.”
Corrupt policeman and St. Paul Chief of Police Tom Brown, c.1934.
Alvin Karpis captured by federal agents and brought to St. Paul in connection with the Hamm and Bremer kidnappings, 1936.
Reward poster for Alvin Karpis and Fred Barker, c.1936.
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