A resource for reliable information about significant people, places, events, and things in Minnesota history.
Photo of Willis A. Gorman, c.1861.
Minnesota Senate with Alexander Ramsey and Henry H. Sibley, 1859.
Portrait of St. Andre Durand Balcombe, c.1858.
Portrait of Henry Sibley, c.1860.
View of St. Paul in 1857, including the Capitol building.
The first Minnesota Capitol, 1853-1872.
Cathy Haukedahl, Executive Director of Minnesota Legal Aid.
Minneapolis lawyer John Benson, founder of the law office that became 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.
Judge Charles E. Vanderburgh c.1872. Vanderburgh presided over the Eliza Winston court case in August 1860.
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