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Black and white photograph of children in Swede Hollow, 1935.

Swede Hollow Junior Gang, St. Paul

Group of children in Swede Hollow, 1935. Back row, left to right: Richard Steele, George Silva, Matthew Manocchio, Joseph Sanchelli, Lupe Limon; Middle row, left to right: Dominick DaLoia, Donald Steele, John DaLoia, Antonia Silva, Agapita Limon, Catherine Limon; Front row, left to right: Michael Silva, Margaret Steele, Mary Limon or Alvera Silva.

Black and white photograph of Swede Hollow, c.1927.

View into Swede Hollow

Swede Hollow, c.1927. Photograph by Edward Albert Fairbrother.

Black and white photograph of the Swede Hollow neighborhood taken from the St. Paul and Duluth Railroad tracks, c.1910.

Swede Hollow with St. Paul and Duluth tracks in the foreground

Swede Hollow neighborhood and the St. Paul and Duluth Railroad tracks, c.1910.

Black and white photograph of Swede Hollow, St. Paul, c.1910.

Swede Hollow with Hamm's Brewery in the background

Swede Hollow, St. Paul, c.1910.

Black and white photograph of Swede Hollow with the Sixth Street Bridge in the background, c.1900.

Sixth Street Bridge, St. Paul; Swede Hollow Below Bridge

Swede Hollow with the Sixth Street Bridge in the background, c.1900.

Black and white photograph of Swede Hollow, c.1910.

Swede Hollow, St. Paul

Swede Hollow, c.1910.

Swede Hollow

Nestled into a small valley between the mansions of Dayton's Bluff and St. Paul proper, Swede Hollow was a bustling community tucked away from the prying eyes of the city above. It lacked more than it offered; houses had no plumbing, electricity, or yards, and there were no roads or businesses. In spite of this, it provided a home to the poorest immigrants in St. Paul for nearly a century.

Lodge Boleslav Jablonsky No. 219, Roseau County

Lodge Boleslav Jablonsky No. 219, c.2002.

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