Black and white engraving of the first capitol building

Capitol, St. Paul

The first Minnesota Capitol, 1853-1872.

Color image of Cathy Haukedahl.

Cathy Haukedahl

Cathy Haukedahl, Executive Director of Minnesota Legal Aid.

Black and white photograph of John Benson.

John Benson

Minneapolis lawyer John Benson, founder of the law office that became Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid.

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid

On April 15, 1913, John Benson opened a Minneapolis law office to offer legal help to the poor. By 2013, the office had morphed into Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid. It has served hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans.

Black and white portrait of Judge Charles E. Vanderburgh.

Judge Charles E. Vanderburgh

Judge Charles E. Vanderburgh c.1872. Vanderburgh presided over the Eliza Winston court case in August 1860.

Black and white photograph of entrance to Winslow House, St. Anthony. 1860 photo by William H. Jacoby.

Entrance to Winslow House, St. Anthony

Entrance to Winslow House, St. Anthony. 1860 photo by William H. Jacoby.

Black and white photograph of Winslow Hotel and Seven Corners, 1861.

Winslow Hotel and Seven Corners, 1861

Winslow Hotel and Seven Corners, 1861.

Black and white photograph of Winslow House, St. Anthony, 1860.

Winslow House, St. Anthony

Winslow House, St. Anthony, 1860.

Black and white photograph of view of Winslow House, Upton Block and Jarrett House, St. Anthony.

View of Winslow House, Upton Block and Jarrett House, St. Anthony

View of Winslow House, Upton Block and Jarrett House, St. Anthony. 1858, photographed by Benjamin Franklin Upton. On the left is the elegant Winslow House, perched above the Mississippi River; at center is a store selling iron and steel nails, groceries, and other provisions; and on the right is the Jarrett House, where Ralph Grey had a barbering business.

Black and white photograph of Winslow Hotel, St. Anthony, c.1865.

Winslow Hotel, St. Anthony

Winslow Hotel, St. Anthony, c.1865. Visitors playing croquet. Until 1860, the Winslow Hotel was popular among vacationing Southern slaveholders, who often stayed there with their slaves. Eliza Winston came to the Winslow Hotel with her slaveholder, Richard Christmas, and his family.

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