John A. Brown

John A. Brown

John A. Brown, ca. 1916. From History of Cottonwood and Watonwan Counties MN, Vol 1., John A. Brown, editor (Indianapolis: B. F. Bowen, 1916).

Children of John A. and Edith Brown

Children of John A. and Edith Brown

Children of John A. and Edith Brown: Silas Allen Brown, Eugene R. Brown, and Lucy Brown Olson, 1908.

Edith Brown

Edith Brown

Edith (Mrs. John A.) Brown, Windom, Minnesota, 1900.

County Officials and John Brown in front of old Cottonwood County Courthouse

County Officials and John Brown in front of old Cottonwood County Courthouse

County officials in front of the old Cottonwood County Courthouse, Windom, Minnesota, 1905. John A. Brown, county auditor, is standing third from left.

John A. Brown

John A. Brown

John A. Brown, Cottonwood County auditor, in Windom, Minnesota, 1910. Photograph by Jesse O. Thompson.

Brown, John A. (1841–1925)

John A. Brown, a Civil War veteran, settled in Cottonwood County in 1878 on land that he homesteaded near Windom. After surviving many hardships, he became one of the county’s best-known citizens and contributed significantly to its welfare and advancement.

“Women Vote in Norway” sash

“Women Vote in Norway” sash

This sash, used by the Scandinavian Woman Suffrage Association in the 1910s, emphasized the voting rights already held by Norwegian women and the desire for the United States to follow suit.

Portrait of Nanny Mattson Jaeger

Nanny Mattson Jaeger

Nanny Mattson Jaeger, second SWSA president, ca. 1919. From the National Woman's Party Records (Group I, Container I:152, Folder: Jaeger, Nanny Mattson). Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Woman Citizen Building

Woman Citizen Building

Located on the State Fairgrounds, the Woman Citizen Building was intended to be a place for women to congregate. The Scandinavian Woman Suffrage Association raised the funds to build the center, then turned it over to the Minnesota Woman Suffrage Association in 1917.

Photograph of Scandinavian Woman Suffrage Association fundraising for the Red Cross

Members of the Scandinavian Woman Suffrage Association fundraising for the Red Cross

Dressed in traditional Scandinavian clothing, members of the Scandinavian Woman Suffrage Association sell Danish pottery to fundraise for the Red Cross. From the Woman Citizen Journal, September 15, 1917.

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