Perpich, Rudy (1928–1995)

Democrat Rudy Perpich was Minnesota's thirty-fourth and thirty-sixth governor. The son of an Iron Range mining family, he was recognized for his innovative ideas, support of women, and emphasis on foreign trade.

Black and white photograph of the Minnesota Home Guard and the Motor Corps, c. 1918

Governor J.A.A. Burnquist with members of the Minnesota Home Guard and the Motor Corps

Governor J.A.A. Burnquist with members of the Minnesota Home Guard and the Motor Corps, c.1918

Black and white photograph of Frederick A. Scherf's home splattered with paint.

Frederick A. Scherf home, splattered with yellow paint, in reaction against Charles A. Lindbergh, Sr.'s speech, Red Wing.

Frederick A. Scherf home, splattered with yellow paint, in reaction against Charles A. Lindbergh, Sr.'s speech, Red Wing, 1918.

Black and white photograph of Joseph Gilbert seated, c.1925.

Joseph Gilbert

Portrait of Joseph Gilbert, c.1925.

Goodhue County Loyalty Trials of 1918

Speaking out against U.S. involvement in World War I had its hazards for Minnesota citizens. In Goodhue County such talk resulted in imprisonment.

Fragment of rope which formed part of the noose used to hang William Willams

Fragment of execution rope

Fragment of execution rope used to hang William Williams in 1906. The rope was too long, causing a slow, grisly death and prompting Minnesota to end the death penalty. Williams was the last person to be executed in Minnesota.

Poster advertising the Farmers' Holiday Association including a photograph of marchers

Farmer's Holiday

Farmer's Holiday Association poster featuring a photograph of Grant County farmers marching to the State Capitol, c.1935.

photograph of a group of men gathered around a desk in the State Office Building

Farmers Holiday Association conference, State Office Building, St. Paul

Farmers Holiday Association conference, State Office Building, St. Paul. January 1938. Photograph by Brown & Fenny.

photograph of Farmer's Holiday Association representatives with Harry L. Hopkins

Administration head Harry L. Hopkins to discuss drought relief

Farmers Holiday Association representatives meet with Works Progress Administration head Harry L. Hopkins to discuss drought relief, 1936. Photograph by the St. Paul Daily News.

photograph of crowd on St. Paul capitol building steps

Farmers storm Capitol to demand relief

Farmers storm Capitol to demand relief, March 22, 1933. Photograph by the St. Paul Daily News.

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