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Northern Pacific Railroad's colonist's reception house, Glyndon, Minnesota, 1876.
In 1873, George Rodgers led immigrants from southwest England to establish the Yeovil Colony in the Red River Valley on land purchased from the Northern Pacific Railroad. Despite high hopes, the settlement of New Yeovil crumbled soon after it began.
Aerial view of Duluth Lift Bridge and ship canal, Duluth, c.1960.
Aerial ferry bridge over the ship canal at Duluth, 1911. Photographer: Edward Albert Fairbrother.
The twin ports of Superior, Wisconsin, and Duluth, Minnesota, 1909. Author: H. (Henry) Wellge. Publisher: Northern Scenic Publishing Company.
Rocks dropped from loaded barges into the water, Duluth ship canal c.1900.
Duluth ship canal being dug, Duluth Harbor, Duluth, 1870.
"Government ship canal during a storm, Duluth, Minn." Postcard c.1910.
The opening of the Duluth Ship Canal in 1871 was a historical turning point for the city of Duluth and the Twin Ports of Duluth and Superior.
Outdoor shot of fire truck pulling out of No. 3 Station, Pantown, St. Cloud, Minnesota. Pantown homes visible in background, c.1919.
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