Color image of the Hjemkomst in New York Harbor. Photograph by Rose Asp, 1982. From the Rose Asp Collection, Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County.

The Hjemkomst in New York Harbor

The Hjemkomst in New York Harbor, 1982. Photograph by Rose Asp. From the Rose Asp Collection, Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County.

Color image of the Hjemkomst and crew on open water during their voyage to Norway, 1982. From the Tom Asp Collection, Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County.

The Hjemkomst at sea

The Hjemkomst and crew on open water during their voyage to Norway, 1982. From the Tom Asp Collection, Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County.

Hjemkomst (ship)

While recovering from a fall in 1971, Moorhead Junior High School guidance counselor Robert Asp read a book on Viking shipbuilding. This sparked the thought that he should build and sail his own Viking ship. After ten years of planning, building, and training, the ship named Hjemkomst sailed from Duluth, Minnesota, to Oslo, Norway.

Red River Carts

Red River carts were used by the Métis for bison hunts and for trade between the Red River Colony (present-day Winnipeg) and St. Paul in the early 1800s. By the mid-1800s, nearly continuous use of the carts had worn trails into the prairie grasses. These trails connected the hunting-farming culture of the Métis on the Red River with the growing industrial culture of St. Paul on the Mississippi River.

Black and white photograph of dog team drivers, Tarbell and Campbell, from Pembina, 1856.

Dog team drivers

Dog team drivers (Tarbell and Campbell) from Pembina, 1856.

Black and white photograph of the the West Side Milling District of Minneapolis from the courthouse showing the extensive rail yards required for the shipping of grain and flour, ca. 1912. Photograph by Sweet.

View of the West Side Milling District

View of the West Side Milling District of Minneapolis from the courthouse showing the extensive rail yards required for the shipping of grain and flour, ca. 1912. Photograph by Sweet.

Black and white photograph of Florence Klingensmith’s Bee Gee airplane, 1933.

Florence Klingensmith’s Bee Gee airplane

Klingensmith’s Bee Gee Model Y Senior Sportster prior to the National Air Races in Chicago and her crash during the Phillip Tracy Trophy Race, 1933. The plane’s identification number, NR718Z, marks it as Klingensmith’s.

Milwaukee road tickets and envelope, manufactured 1948.

Milwaukee road tickets and envelope

Milwaukee road tickets and envelope, manufactured 1948.

Black and white photograph of the arrival of the Milwaukee train, Austin, Minnesota, 1874.

Arrival of the Milwaukee train, Austin

Arrival of the Milwaukee train, Austin, Minnesota, 1874.

Milwaukee Road ticket envelope issued to Paul Clement on December 27, 1966.

Milwaukee Road ticket envelope

Milwaukee Road ticket envelope issued to Paul Clement on December 27, 1966.

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