St. Paul Sokol

St. Paul Sokol

St. Paul Sokol, c.1931.

Sokol camp in Pine City

Sokol camp in Pine City

Sokol camp erected in 1926, Pine City, c.1930.

St. Paul Sokols prepare for bus trip

St. Paul Sokols prepare for bus trip

St. Paul Sokols prepare for bus trip, c.1930.

Sokol Slet, Harriet Island, St. Paul

Sokol Slet, Harriet Island, St. Paul

Sokol Slet, Harriet Island, St. Paul, c.1915.

Northern Sokol District instructor classes

Northern Sokol District instructor classes

Northern Sokol District instructor classes held at Pine City, c.1930.

St. Paul Sokol

When Czech and Slovak immigrants moved to Minnesota in the late nineteenth century, they carried with them the idea of a Sokol—a social, cultural, and gymnastics society that combined physical and mental education. The St. Paul Sokol has served as a community center for more than one hundred years.

Sauna stove

Sauna stove

Sauna stove, 1974. Photograph by Matti E. Kaups.

Sauna made of logs, Pelican Lake

Sauna made of logs, Pelican Lake

Abandoned log savusauna similar to the one in Cokato, Pelican Lake, 1964.

Chimneyless Savu Sauna near Markham, St. Louis County

Chimneyless Savu Sauna near Markham, St. Louis County

Chimneyless savusauna on an old homestead site near Markham, St. Louis County, c.1950. Photograph by Virginia Mesabi Daily News.

Interior of Finnish Bath House, New York Mills, Minn.

Interior of Finnish Bath House, New York Mills, Minn.

Engraving of the interior of the Finnish Bath House in New York Mills, Minnesota, 1889.

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