Morton S. Wilkinson, ca. 1880.

Morton S. Wilkinson, ca. 1880.

Morton Wilkinson was one of Minnesota's first US Senators, and was a member of the original Territorial Legislature. Wilkinson successfully lobbied President Lincoln to appoint Thompson to the Northern Superintendency because of his support during his Senate race. Wilkinson eventually retired to Thompson's railroad town of Wells.

Snuffbox presented to Clark W. Thompson

Snuffbox presented to Clark W. Thompson

Sterling silver snuffbox presented to Clark W. Thompson ca. 1863, during his tenure as Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Northern Superintendency. Made in England ca. 1861. Clark's position as Superintendent of Indian Affairs was highly sought after, because contracts for supplying reservations under treaty agreements provided opportunities profit and graft.

Clark W. Thompson

Clark W. Thompson

Clark W. Thompson, ca. 1860s. Minnesota Historical Society portraits collection.

Thompson, Clark Wallace (1825–1885)

Clark W. Thompson was a businessman and politician who founded the town of Wells, Minnesota, in 1870. As Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Northern Superintendency during the US–Dakota War of 1862, he was involved in crooked business practices and corrupt political dealings—a man of industry who used his position and power to build wealth at the expense of Native populations.

Anna Dickie Olesen, 1937.

Anna Dickie Olesen ,1937.

Anna Dickie Olesen at her desk, April 16, 1937.

Anna Dickie Oleson with her husband and daughter

Anna Dickie Oleson with her husband and daughter

Anna Dickie Olesen (left) with her husband, Peter, and daughter, Mary, ca. 1930s. Photograph Collection, Carlton County Historical Society, Cloquet

Anna Dickie Olesen

Anna Dickie Olesen

Olesen with her campaign car in Cloquet, 1922. Photograph Collection, Carlton County Historical Society, Cloquet.

Anna Dickie Olesen

Anna Dickie Olesen

Portrait of Olesen, ca. 1920. Photograph Collection, Carlton County Historical Society, Cloquet.

Anna Dickie Olesen in hat, ca. 1920.

Anna Dickie Olesen in hat, ca. 1920.

Anna Dickie Olesen in hat, ca. 1920.

Anna Dickie Olesen, ca. 1910.

Anna Dickie Olesen, ca. 1910.

Anna Dickie Olesen, ca. 1910.

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