John Beargrease and his family, c.1895.
John Beargrease, undated.
Minnesota Home Defense and Elmer Sell at Sells Airfield.
Elmer Sell in the foreground in white.
Minnesota Home Defense squadron that took over Sell Airfield in 1941.
Carver County made its mark on aviation history thanks to local aviation pioneer Elmer Sell. Owner of the first airplane in Carver County, Sell founded Sell Airfield and had a flying career spanning four decades.
Photograph of an office of the Northwestern Express Company, the reorganized Minnesota Stage Company, in Deadwood, South Dakota, c.1880.
Portrait of James C. Burbank, a founding member of the Minnesota Stage Company, c.1872.
1865 table of Minnesota Stage Company destinations and travel distances.
Photograph of a stagecoach traveling from Alexandria to Melrose, 1876.
Made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008. Administered by the Minnesota Historical Society.
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