Color image of an outcrop of gneiss in Morton, 2016. Photograph by Paul Nelson.

Outcrop of gneiss in Morton

An outcrop of gneiss in Morton, 2016. Photograph by Paul Nelson.

Morton gneiss

Morton gneiss (pronounced “nice”), named for the town in Renville County where it has been quarried, is one of the oldest stones on the planet: about 3.5 billion years old. It is known for its beauty as an ornamental stone in buildings and monuments.

Black and white photograph of Frances E. Andrews at a National Audubon Society dinner, 1954.

Frances E. Andrews at a National Audubon Society dinner

A president of the National Audubon Society (likely John H. Baker) presents a citation to Frances E. Andrews of Minneapolis for her contributions to conservation at the Society's annual dinner in New York City, November 20, 1954. From the Minneapolis Star Tribune portrait collection in the Minnesota Historical Society Library.

Black and white photograph of Frances E. Andrews (second from right) and others, ca. mid-1950s. Used with the permission of the Hunt Hill Audubon Society.

Frances E. Andrews (second from right)

Frances E. Andrews (second from right), ca. mid-1950s. Used with the permission of the Hunt Hill Audubon Society.

Black and white photograph of Frances E. Andrews (far right) and two other women, ca. mid-1950s.

Frances E. Andrews (far right), ca. mid-1950s

Frances E. Andrews (far right), ca. mid-1950s.

Black and white photograph of Frances E. Andrews, ca. mid-1950s.

Frances E. Andrews, ca. mid-1950s

Frances E. Andrews, ca. mid-1950s. Used with the permission of the Hunt Hill Audubon Society.

Black and white photograph of Frances E. Andrews, ca. 1907. From the Ernest Oberholtzer papers, Manuscript Collection, Minnesota Historical Society.

Frances E. Andrews, ca. 1907

Frances E. Andrews, ca. 1907. From the Ernest Oberholtzer papers, Manuscript Collection, Minnesota Historical Society.

Black and white photograph of Frances E. Andrews, 1903.

Frances E. Andrews’ high school graduation portrait

Frances E. Andrews’ high school graduation portrait, Lee Bras, 1903. From the Ernest Oberholtzer papers, Manuscript Collection, Minnesota Historical Society.

Black and white photograph of Frances E. Andrews, ca. 1900.

Frances Andrews

Frances E. Andrews, ca. 1900. From the Ernest Oberholtzer papers, Manuscript Collection, Minnesota Historical Society.

Black and white photograph of Frances E. Andrews, ca. 1907.

Frances E. Andrews

Frances E. Andrews, ca. 1907. From the Ernest Oberholtzer papers, Manuscript Collection, Minnesota Historical Society.

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