Black and white photograph of Beargrease family.

Beargrease family, c.1895

John Beargrease and his family, c.1895.

Black and white photograph of John Beargrease.

John Beargrease

John Beargrease, undated.

Black and white photograph of Elmer Sell and Minnesota Home Defense at Sell Airfield.

Sell Airfield

Minnesota Home Defense and Elmer Sell at Sells Airfield.

Black and white photograph of Elmer Sell and others at Sell Airfield.

Sell Airfield

Elmer Sell in the foreground in white.

Black and white photograph of Minnesota Home Defense squadron which took over Sell Airfield in 1941.

Guards at Sell Airfield

Minnesota Home Defense squadron that took over Sell Airfield in 1941.

Sell, Elmer, 1901–1965 and Sell Airfield

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.

Northwestern Express Company

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.

James C. Burbank

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.

Minnesota Stage Company document

1865 table of Minnesota Stage Company destinations and travel distances.

Photograph of a stagecoach bound from Alexandria to Melrose, 1876.

Minnesota stagecoach

Photograph of a stagecoach traveling from Alexandria to Melrose, 1876.

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