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Charles August Lindbergh with his son Charles Augustus Lindbergh, c.1910.
Evangeline Lindbergh with her son Charles Augustus Lindbergh, c.1902.
Charles A. Lindbergh, a native of Little Falls, became a world-famous aviator after completing the first nonstop, solo transatlantic flight in May 1927.
Lifepak 12 defibrillator manufactured by Medtronic. Photographed on June 12, 2006.
Medtronic Founder Earl Bakken and Medtronic CEO Winston Wallin with an early pacemaker model, 1986. Photographed by Jeffrey Grosscup.
The Medtronic medical device company was founded in 1949 by Earl Bakken and Palmer Hermundslie. From its beginnings in a converted garage, it has grown into a multi-billion-dollar enterprise and one of Minnesota’s leading businesses.
KSTP-TV tower on University Avenue, 1948.
KSTP-TV cameraman filming the This Side Up program, 1950.
Twin City Television Lab’s mobile unit, c.1948.
Twin City Television Lab mobile unit in front of the Lyceum Theater and the Lab’s main entrance, c.1948.
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