Color image of Minnesota Vikings Zubaz pants, 1990.

Minnesota Vikings Zubaz pants

Minnesota Vikings Zubaz pants, 1990.

Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings professional football club has competed in the National Football League (NFL) since 1961. The team ranks amongst the most successful franchises in the NFL, with seventeen divisional titles since 1970. They have reached the playoffs in twenty-eight of their fifty-six seasons and made four Super Bowl appearances. Eleven former players, one coach, and one general manager from the Vikings have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, in Canton, Ohio.

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory (Como Park Conservatory)

The conservatory at Como Park in St. Paul, which opened on November 7, 1915, is a well-maintained example of a Victorian greenhouse. While many similar “crystal palaces” have been torn down, St. Paul’s conservatory has remained a center for horticulture, recreation, and education for over a century.

Color image of the 3M Post-it Note fan board for the World Series, 1991.

3M Post-it Note fan board for World Series

During the 1991 World Series, fans wrote notes to the Twins on Post-its that were added to a large mural.

Color image of a pair of bloomers, ca. pre-1927.

Pair of bloomers

Pair of bloomers, ca. pre-1927. Students wore bloomers like these for physical education and other athletic endeavors. These bloomers are held in the archives of the Blake School, the successor school to Graham Hall. Used with the permission of the Blake School Archives.

Black and white photograph of the Graham Hall tennis courts, ca. 1908.

Graham Hall tennis courts

The Graham Hall tennis courts, ca. 1908. Image is from the Graham Hall annual catalog, 1908–1909.

Black and white photograph of the Graham Hall basketball squad, ca.1908.

Graham Hall basketball squad

The Graham Hall basketball squad, ca.1908. Image is from the Graham Hall annual catalog, 1909–1910.

Black and white photograph of a Great Northern Railway float, at the St. Paul Winter Carnival, 1942.

Great Northern Railway float

Great Northern Railway float, St. Paul Winter Carnival, 1942.

Color image of rock climbing, 2014. From the photograph collection of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Rock climbing, Blue Mounds State Park

Rock climbing, 2014. From the photograph collection of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Blue Mounds State Park

Blue Mounds State Park, named for a long, high Sioux quartzite cliff, is located in southwestern Minnesota on the Iowa and South Dakota borders. The cliff, one and one-half miles long and up to ninety feet high, appeared to be blue in color to the early Euro-American immigrants who saw it from a distance. A unique herd of bison, the largest North American mammal, makes its home in the park on 533 acres of native tall grass prairie, which escaped plowing due to poor soil quality.

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