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.

Black and white photograph of Count Rovigno (right) with an unidentified man, probably a participant in Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show.

Count Rovigno

Count Rovigno (right) with an unidentified man, probably a participant in Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show. The image was originally printed in a December 3, 1922 issue of the Minneapolis Journal.

Black and white photograph of Count Rovigno (left) with an unidentified man, possibly Nicholas I, King of Montenegro, c.1922.

Count Rovigno

Count Rovigno (left) with an unidentified man, possibly Nicholas I, King of Montenegro. The image was originally printed in a December 3, 1922 issue of the Minneapolis Journal.

Black and white photograph of Count Rovigno at the foot of the White Iron Portage, Superior National Forest, 1922.

Count Rovigno

Photograph of Count Rovigno at the foot of the White Iron Portage, Superior National Forest, 1922.

Von Rovigno, Count William Rudolph Martinovich (1882–1971)

Count William Rudolph Martinovich von Rovigno was born a European nobleman but became a big-game hunter, worldwide traveler, bronco-buster, wilderness guide, and friend of "Buffalo Bill" Cody. After falling in love with Minnesota's north woods, he settled and worked in the state as a game warden, forest guard, and wilderness advocate.

Two women in bathing suits under Minnehaha Falls

Two women in bathing suits under Minnehaha Falls

Photograph of two women in bathing suits under Minnehaha Falls. Captured by a Star Tribune photographer on June 22, 1938.

William H. Illingworth (left) with group at Minnehaha Falls

William H. Illingworth (left) with group at Minnehaha Falls

Photograph of William H Illingworth (left) with a group at Minnehaha falls c.1865.

Black-and-white image from Michael Nowack's album of Lake Minnetonka photographs, 1881.

View of Lake Minnetonka from the Hotel Saint Louis

Black-and-white image from Michael Nowack's album of Lake Minnetonka photographs, 1881.

Photograph of a gathering of people on the banks of the upper Mississippi River for a prayer meeting conducted by Reverend John Sornberger c.1910.

John Sornberger and assembly

Photograph of a gathering of people on the banks of the upper Mississippi River for a prayer meeting conducted by Reverend John Sornberger c.1910.

Photograph of men waving to Frank Higgins, the lumberjack sky pilot, outside a lumber camp c.1910.

Frank Higgins

Photograph of men waving to Frank Higgins, the lumberjack sky pilot, outside a lumber camp c.1910.

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