A resource for reliable information about significant people, places, events, and things in Minnesota history.
Portrait of Joseph Gilbert, c.1925.
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 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.
Farmer's Holiday Association poster featuring a photograph of Grant County farmers marching to the State Capitol, c.1935.
Farmers Holiday Association conference, State Office Building, St. Paul. January 1938. Photograph by Brown & Fenny.
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.
Farmers storm Capitol to demand relief, March 22, 1933. Photograph by the St. Paul Daily News.
Farmers Holiday Association marching from Capitol to demand relief, March 22, 1933. Photograph by the St. Paul Daily News.
John B. Bosch, leader of the Farmers' Holiday Association in Minnesota, c.1915.
Grant County Farmer's Holiday Association among the marchers to the State Capitol, 1935. Photograph by George E. Luxton.
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