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Photograph of Julia B. Nelson with a pupil c.1865.

Julia B. Nelson with a pupil

Photograph of Julia B. Nelson with a pupil, c.1865.

Julia B. Nelson

Photograph of Julia B. Nelson c.1866.

Nelson, Julia Bullard (1842–1914)

Following the death of her husband and their only child, Julia Bullard Nelson of Red Wing, Minnesota bravely headed south to Texas in 1869 to teach former slaves in U.S. government-backed Freedmen's Bureau schools. Nelson spent the summers of the 1870s and 1880s in Minnesota, where she emerged as a state and national leader in the movement for women's suffrage and the temperance campaign against alcohol use.

 Photograph of Norwood public school in 1903. Photograph Collection, Carver County Historical Society, Waconia.

Norwood public school

Photograph of Norwood public school, 1903. Photograph Collection, Carver County Historical Society, Waconia.

Postcard with an image of Waconia public school in 1900. Created by the St. Paul Souvenir Company in St. Paul.  Photograph Collection, Carver County Historical Society, Waconia.

Waconia public school

Postcard with an image of Waconia public school in 1900. Created by the St. Paul Souvenir Company in St. Paul. Photograph Collection, Carver County Historical Society, Waconia.

Photograph of Zoar public school (District #20) c.1895. Teacher Vena Abbott stands with her students outside the school building. Photograph Collection, Carver County Historical Society, Waconia.

Zoar public school

Photograph of Zoar public school (District #20), c.1895. Teacher Vena Abbott stands with her students outside the school building. Photograph Collection, Carver County Historical Society, Waconia.

Photograph of Mayer public school (District #73) c.1895. Teacher Thomas Burns stands with his students outside the one-room schoolhouse. Photograph Collection, Carver County Historical Society, Waconia.

Mayer public school

Photograph of Mayer public school (District #73), c.1895. Teacher Thomas Burns stands with his students outside the one-room schoolhouse. Photograph Collection, Carver County Historical Society, Waconia.

Photograph of Waconia public school (District #44) c.1892. Photograph Collection, Carver County Historical Society, Waconia.

Waconia public school

Photograph of Waconia public school (District #44) with students and teachers, c.1892. Photograph Collection, Carver County Historical Society, Waconia.

Photograph of the interior of Mud Lake School (District #33) in rural Watertown taken during the late 1880s. Photograph Collection, Carver County Historical Society, Waconia.

Mud Lake School

Photograph of the interior of Mud Lake School (District #33) in rural Watertown taken during the late 1880s. Photograph Collection, Carver County Historical Society, Waconia.

Photographic portrait of Susan Hazeltine, the first schoolteacher in Carver County, c.1855. Photograph Collection, Carver County Historical Society, Waconia.

Susan Hazeltine

Photographic portrait of Susan Hazeltine, the first schoolteacher in Carver County, c.1855. Photograph Collection, Carver County Historical Society, Waconia.

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