The Muto family at the St. Paul Resettlement Hostel

The Muto family at the St. Paul Resettlement Hostel

Mrs. Takio Muto with her daughter Carol Ann (center) and son Curtis (left) at the St. Paul Resettlement Hostel. Takio Muto worked at the Military Intelligence Service Language School (MISLS) at Fort Snelling. From a clipping of the St. Paul Dispatch, ca. 1946, included in the St. Paul Resettlement Committee records, 1942–1953 (Manuscript Collection, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul).

Mrs. Thomas Yamazaki with her daughters Luanne (left) and Aveline (right) at the St. Paul Resettlement Hostel

Mrs. Thomas Yamazaki with her daughters Luanne (left) and Aveline (right) at the St. Paul Resettlement Hostel

Mrs. Thomas Yamazaki with her daughters Luanne (left) and Aveline (right) at the St. Paul Resettlement Hostel. Thomas Yamazaki worked at the Military Intelligence Service Language School (MISLS) at Fort Snelling. From a clipping of the St. Paul Dispatch, ca. 1946, included in the St. Paul Resettlement Committee records, 1942–1953 (Manuscript Collection, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul).

LeDuc, William Gates (1823–1917)

William Gates LeDuc played a variety of parts in Minnesota’s transition from territory to statehood. A “jack of all trades” who never found great success in one endeavor, he counted former presidents, governors, generals, and supreme court justices among his friends by the time of his death in 1917.

General William Gates LeDuc. Photograph by Whitney’s Gallery, ca. 1865.

General William Gates LeDuc

General William LeDuc. Photograph by Whitney’s Gallery, ca. 1865.

US flag raised in Georgia during the Civil War and preserved by William Gates LeDuc

US flag raised in Georgia during the Civil War and preserved by William Gates LeDuc

United States flag raised in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia, during Sherman's March to the Sea. Gift of Brigadier General William G. LeDuc.

Brigadier general’s uniform worn by William Gates LeDuc

Brigadier general’s uniform worn by William Gates LeDuc

United States Army brigadier general's double-breasted wool flannel frock coat. It was worn during the Civil War by Brigadier General William Gates LeDuc, who served in the quartermaster's department throughout the war. The coat has quilted cotton lining, a velvet faced collar and cuffs, brigadier general's shoulder straps, and gilded brass general-staff buttons.

Quartermaster’s map of northern Georgia

Quartermaster’s map of northern Georgia

Topographical map of part of northern Georgia printed on cotton fabric. The map includes roads, waterways, railroad lines, and town locations. The signature of "W. G. LeDuc" is in black ink on the back. The map was used during the Civil War by Brigadier General William Gates LeDuc of Minnesota, who served in the quartermaster's department throughout the war.

Photograph of gaashan (g-aa-sh-n; shields) and waran (wh-ran; spear)

Gaashan (g-aa-sh-n; shields) and waran (wh-ran; spear)

Gaashan (g-aa-sh-n; shields) and waran (wh-ran; spear). Photograph by Nikki Tundel, 2016.

St. Paul Police Department Reform, 1933–1940

After the intense violence of the first few decades of the twentieth century, the St. Paul Police Department (SPPD) experienced a period of steady growth and relative social calm in the 1930s. During these "quiet years," the department expanded, reformed its policies, and experimented with new ideas and technologies.

Photograph of a St. Paul Police worker revising police records

Revising police records

Revising police records, St. Paul, ca. 1938.

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