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Black and white photograph of the interior of Cottage One at the State School, c.1900.

Interior cottage one, Owatonna State School, Owatonna

The interior of Cottage One at the State School, c.1900.

Black and white photograph of the State School in its early years, c.1890.

View of building and grounds, Owatonna State School

The State School in its early years, c.1890.

Black and white photograph of faculty of the State School, c.1885.

Faculty group at Owatonna State School

Faculty of the State School, c.1885.

Color drawing of the State Public School in Owatonna, c.1906.

State public school, Owatonna

The State Public School in Owatonna, c.1906.

Minnesota State Public School for Dependent and Neglected Children

The Minnesota State Public School for Dependent and Neglected Children operated from 1886 to 1947. The campus is one of the most intact examples of a state cottage school standing in the United States, and is significant on a national level.

MN90: The Citizens League

What makes Minnesota unique? The lakes, the weather...and the Minnesota Citizen's League. For over 60 years, the Minnesota Citizens League has helped tackle some of the toughest problems in the state. MN90 producer Allison Herrera tells us more about this influential organization.

Color photograph of Chaska History Center (Brinkhaus Livery Stable).

Chaska History Center (Brinkhaus Livery Stable)

View of the Chaska History Center, housed in the historic Brinkhaus Livery Stable, c.2011.

Historical Societies of Carver County

Carver County's history is documented in the records of its cities, city agencies, and government center. Schools, school districts, churches, and civic groups have archives as well. Four historical societies call Carver County home. These are the Chanhassen Historical Society, the Chaska Historical Society, the Watertown Area Historical Society, and the Willkommen Heritage and Preservation Society of Norwood Young America.

Black-and-white photograph of the Temple of Aaron's religious school in 1918.

School at Temple of Aaron

Black-and-white photograph of the Temple of Aaron's religious school in 1918.

Julia B. Nelson

Photograph of Julia B. Nelson, first president of the Minnesota Woman Suffrage Association, c.1903.

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