Winona Masonic Temple

Built in 1909, the Winona Masonic Temple with its large public ballroom and other meeting rooms was an important center of social and civic activity in the city. It continues to serve Winona in the twenty-first century.

Black and white aerial photograph of the Hormel Packing Company and surrounding area in Austin, Minnesota, 1972.

Hormel Packing Company

Aerial photograph of the Hormel Packing Company and surrounding area in Austin, Minnesota, 1972. Photograph by Vincent H. Mart.

Arthur "Doc" Barker (suspect in Edward Bremer kidnapping) and jailer, William Gates

Arthur "Doc" Barker (suspect in Edward Bremer kidnapping) and jailer, William Gates, 1935. Photograph by the St. Paul Daily News.

Ma Barker (Mrs. Arrie Barker, also known as Mrs. George Anderson)

"Ma" Barker, reported member of the Barker-Karpis gang, 1931. Photograph by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

William Hamm Jr. talking with reporters upon his return

William Hamm Jr. talking with reporters after his safe return from kidnapping, 1933.

Black and white photograph of Daniel Hogan (far left) and family, c.1926. Hogan was was instrumental in the operation of the O'Connor system.

"Dapper" Dan Hogan (left), owner of the Green Lantern Saloon in St. Paul at Big Bass Lake near Bemidji

Daniel Hogan (far left) and family, c.1926. Hogan was instrumental in the operation of the O'Connor layover system.

Black and white photo print of gangster Alvin Karpis, c. 1925.

Alvin Karpis

Gangster Alvin Karpis, c.1925. Photograph by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

Black and white photograph of downtown St. Paul at the intersection of Eighth and Robert Streets, c.1932.

Intersection at Eighth and Robert looking down Eighth, St. Paul

Downtown St. Paul at the intersection of Eighth and Robert Streets, c.1932.

Black and white photo print of police chief John O'Connor, c. 1900.

John J. O'Connor, Chief of the St. Paul Police Department

Police chief John O'Connor, c.1900.

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