Black and white photograph of the Old Pioneer Guard, 1859.

The Old Pioneer Guard

The Old Pioneer Guard, 1859.

Black and white photograph of Josias and Louisa King, c.1858.

Josias R. and Louisa King

Josias and Louisa King, c.1858.

Black and white photograph of Josias King, 1858.

Josias R. King

Josias King, 1858.

Black and white photograph of Josias King, c.1850.

Josias King

Josias King, c.1850.

King, Josias R. (1832–1916)

With the fall of Fort Sumter in 1861, Minnesota became the first state to offer troops to fight the Confederacy. Josias Redgate King is credited with being the first man to volunteer for the Union in the Civil War.

Color image of a musket stock used by the North West Fur Company. Made between 1790 and 1800.

Musket stock

Musket stock used by the North West Fur Company. Made between 1790 and 1800.

Black and white photograph of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, greeted by Mayor Anderson of Minneapolis, 1931.

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, greeted by Mayor Anderson of Minneapolis, 1931.

Black and white photograph of Fanny Fligelman Brin, c.1925. Photographed by Eugene G. Garrett.

Fanny Fligelman Brin

Fanny Fligelman Brin, c.1925. Photographed by Eugene G. Garrett.

Brin, Fanny Fligelman (1884–1961)

Fanny Fligelman Brin devoted her life to the causes of world peace, democracy, social justice, and Jewish welfare. Her long career as a peace activist included involvement with the National Council of Jewish Women, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and the National Committee on the Cause and Cure of War, among others.

Color image of an 1859 Sharps rifle.

1859 Sharps rifle

1859 Sharps rifle.

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