Mesaba Co-op Park

Located near Hibbing, Mesaba Co-op Park is one of the few remaining continuously operated cooperative parks in the country. A gathering place of the Finnish cooperative movement, the park served the ethnic political radicals who energized the Iron Range labor movement and Minnesota’s Farmer-Labor party.

Black and white photograph of Toni Stone throwing out the first ball at a game in San Francisco, c.1965.

Toni Stone

Toni Stone throwing out the first ball at a game in San Francisco, c.1965.

Black and white photograph of Toni Stone meeting her idol, boxer Joe Louis, c.1949.

Toni Stone and Joe Louis

Toni Stone meeting her idol, boxer Joe Louis, c.1949.

Stone, Marcenia Lyle "Toni", 1921–1996

Marcenia Lyle (Toni "Tomboy") Stone broke both gender and racial barriers by becoming the first female professional baseball player in the Negro Major League. During her career, she played with a variety of men's teams before making history when she joined the Indianapolis Clowns, a Negro Major League Team.

Black and white photograph of Minnesota State Fair-goers at KSTP television cameras of the telemobile, 1947.

KSTP telemobile

Minnesota State Fair-goers at KSTP television cameras of the telemobile, 1947.

Black and white photograph of a auto race at the 1917 Minnesota State Fair.

Auto race at 1917 Minnesota State Fair

Auto race at the 1917 Minnesota State Fair.

Color scan of a Minnesota State Fair pass, 1917.

Pass for the 1917 Minnesota State Fair

Minnesota State Fair pass, 1917.

Black and white photograph of sideshows at the Minnesota State Fair, 1917.

Sideshow at 1917 Minnesota State Fair

Sideshows at the Minnesota State Fair, 1917.

Black and white photograph of a Sons of Italy Fourth of July float, Hibbing, 1930.

Sons of Italy Fourth of July float

Sons of Italy Fourth of July float, Hibbing, 1930.

Color image of YMCA paper fan, 1918.

YMCA paper fan

YMCA paper fan, 1918.

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