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The only known image of Pierre Parrant, Phelan’s neighbor and first known European to reside in the future St. Paul, ca. 1840.
Loading horse and possessions of homesteaders into Great Northern Railway boxcar, date unknown.
Swedish-language headstone of Swan Swanson in Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery Cemetery in Minneapolis, 2016. Photographed by Paul Nelson.
German-language headstone in Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery in Minneapolis, 2016. Photographed by Paul Nelson.
“A Warm Iowa Welcome for Boat People.” Des Moines Register, April 30, 1979.
Hmong Families, Frogtown, 1994. Photograph by Wing Young Huie.
Hmong girls in traditional costume, Frogtown, 1993. Photograph by Wing Young Huie.
Man Playing the Kheng, Frogtown, 1994. Photograph by Wing Young Huie.
Hmong Celebration, Frogtown, 1993. Photograph by Wing Young Huie.
Indochinese Refugee Households in the Twin City Metro Area, December 1980. Scanned image is from, Public Welfare Department: Refugee Programs Office records, 1975–1986, State Archives Collection, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul.
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