A resource for reliable information about significant people, places, events, and things in Minnesota history.
The one million acres of land and water bordering Minnesota and Canada called the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, or BWCA, began to be set aside for preservation purposes in 1902. MN90 producer Marisa Helms recounts some of its history.
Willis Arnold Gorman, Brigadier General, First Minnesota Infantry, 1861. Photograph by Whitney's Gallery.
Ignatius Donnelly, 1888. Photographer: Sarony. Donnelly managed membership recruitment for the Farmers' Alliance starting in 1889.
Political poster depicting Sidney M. Owen, the Farmers' Alliance candidate for governor, 1890.
Close-up, statue of John S. Pillsbury, 1914-1915. Photograph by Charles J. Hibbard.
Statue of John S. Pillsbury, 1904. Photograph by Sweet.
Governor John S. Pillsbury and friends at the State Fair, c.1900.
Mahala Fisk Pillsbury with her mother, daughter, and grandson, c.1888. Photograph by Arthur B. Rugg.
Governor John S. Pillsbury, c.1888. Photograph by Arthur B. Rugg.
Official Governor's Portrait of John S. Pillsbury, 1887. Painted by artist John Antrobus.
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