Black and white photograph of the St. Peter Armory, 1921.

St. Peter Armory

St. Peter Armory, 1921.

Color image of the St. Peter Armory, c.1997.

St. Peter Armory, Nicollet County

St. Peter Armory, c.1997.

St. Peter Armory

The St. Peter Armory was the first state-owned armory built in Minnesota. Architecturally, the structure is an excellent example of Minnesota's so-called "early period” armories, all of which predate World War I. The building is also important because it served as a center of military and social affairs in St. Peter.

Color image of United States Army officer's epaulettes worn by Brigadier General Henry H. Sibley, 1863.

Henry H. Sibley's epaulettes

United States Army officer's epaulettes worn by Brigadier General Henry H. Sibley, 1863.

Color image of United States Army officer's epaulettes worn by Brigadier General Henry H. Sibley, 1863.

Henry H. Sibley's epaulettes

United States Army officer's epaulettes worn by Brigadier General Henry H. Sibley, 1863.

Color image of Henry H. Sibley's epaulettes, 1862.

Henry H. Sibley's epaulettes

United States Army officer's epaulettes worn by Brigadier General Henry H. Sibley, 1863.

Color image of sword and scabbard used by Henry Sibley.

Sword and scabbard used by Henry H. Sibley

Non-regulation staff and field officer's presentation sword and scabbard. The set was presented to Brigadier General Henry H. Sibley in 1863.

Color image of United States Army major general's frock coat worn by Henry H. Sibley, c.1865.

Frock coat worn by Henry H. Sibley

United States Army major general of volunteers frock coat worn by Henry H. Sibley, c.1865.

Color image of Minnesota Commission of Public Safety "Peace Officer" badge.

Public Safety Commission Badge

On May 14, 1917 the Minnesota Commission of Public Safety began the appointment of "Peace Officers." Officers wore metallic badges and protected the private property of citizens.

Black and white photograph of members of the Home Guard, December, 1917.

Members of the Home Guard on Duty During the Twin Cities Rapid Transit Workers Strike

Members of the Home Guard, December, 1917. The Home Guard was created by an order of the Public Safety Commission after Minnesota's National Guard units were federalized. Though the Home Guard helped citizens in need, it was also used by the Minnesota Commission of Public Safety to break strikes and police the citizenry.

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