A resource for reliable information about significant people, places, events, and things in Minnesota history.
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.
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, 1935. Photograph by the St. Paul Daily News.
"Ma" Barker, reported member of the Barker-Karpis gang, 1931. Photograph by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
William Hamm Jr. talking with reporters after his safe return from kidnapping, 1933.
Daniel Hogan (far left) and family, c.1926. Hogan was instrumental in the operation of the O'Connor layover system.
Gangster Alvin Karpis, c.1925. Photograph by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
Downtown St. Paul at the intersection of Eighth and Robert Streets, c.1932.
Police chief John O'Connor, c.1900.
John O'Connor during the height of his power in St. Paul, c.1912.
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