Sokol camp in Pine City

Sokol camp in Pine City

Sokol camp erected in 1926, Pine City, c.1930.

St. Paul Sokols prepare for bus trip

St. Paul Sokols prepare for bus trip

St. Paul Sokols prepare for bus trip, c.1930.

Sokol Slet, Harriet Island, St. Paul

Sokol Slet, Harriet Island, St. Paul

Sokol Slet, Harriet Island, St. Paul, c.1915.

Northern Sokol District instructor classes

Northern Sokol District instructor classes

Northern Sokol District instructor classes held at Pine City, c.1930.

St. Paul Sokol

When Czech and Slovak immigrants moved to Minnesota in the late nineteenth century, they carried with them the idea of a Sokol—a social, cultural, and gymnastics society that combined physical and mental education. The St. Paul Sokol has served as a community center for more than one hundred years.

MN90: Send it by Sled Dog

In the 1850s, mail service on Minnesota's North Shore was notoriously unreliable. That is, until John Beargrease and his team of sled dogs began running mail between Two Harbors and Grand Marais. MN90 Producer Andi McDaniel learns about the man who inspired the annual John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon.

Beargrease, John (1858–1910)

The US Congress ordered the beginning of mail service from Superior to Grand Portage, Minnesota, in 1855, but service was spotty. John Beargrease and his brothers came to the rescue. They began covering a regular mail route between Two Harbors and Grand Marais in 1879.

Dan Patch money clip

Dan Patch money clip

Dan Patch money clip.

Covered race track of Dan Patch

Covered race track of Dan Patch

Covered race track of Dan Patch and home of International Stock Foods, Savage, 1915. Photographer: Charles P. Gibson.

To Remember Dan Patch, art original

To Remember Dan Patch, art original

To Remember Dan Patch, a sculpture of Dan Patch commissioned by his owner, Marion Savage, and created by Alexander Stirling Calder Sr. between 1912 and 1915.

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