Color image of the headstone of Spanish American War soldier Olaf A. Anderson at Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery in Minneapolis, 2016. Photographed by Paul Nelson.

Headstone of Spanish American War soldier Olaf A. Anderson

Headstone of Spanish American War soldier Olaf A. Anderson at Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery in Minneapolis, 2016. Photographed by Paul Nelson.

Color image of the headstone of Civil War soldier V. F. Tyler at Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery in Minneapolis, 2016. Photographed by Paul Nelson.

Headstone of Civil War soldier V. F. Tyler

Headstone of Civil War soldier V. F. Tyler at Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery in Minneapolis, 2016. Photographed by Paul Nelson.

Black and white photograph of Philander Prescott’s grave marker, ca. 1920.

Philander Prescott’s grave marker

Philander Prescott’s grave marker, ca. 1920.

McGee, John Franklin (1861–1925)

Conservative lawyer John F. McGee was the dominant personality on the Minnesota Commission of Public Safety, the body that governed Minnesota during World War I. Under McGee’s leadership, the commission demanded unquestioning support for the war effort and suppressed possible German American dissent. After the war, McGee became a federal judge who was well known for the heavy sentences he imposed on bootleggers.

Whipple, Evangeline Marrs Simpson (1857–1930)

Evangeline Whipple used her wealth to improve the lives of women, people of color, and the poor. She supported social justice for American Indians in Minnesota, for African Americans in Florida, and for villagers and World War I refugees in Bagni di Lucca, Italy.

Indochinese Refugee Resettlement Office, 1975–1986

Between 1975 and 1986, about 750,000 refugees from Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos resettled in the U.S. They passed through two initiatives: the Refugee Parole Program and the Orderly Departure Program. Voluntary agencies, sponsors, and programs managed by the Indochinese Refugee Resettlement Office offered help. As a result, Minnesota was one of ten states that accepted the largest numbers of refugees.

Black and white scan of Lizzie Schafman’s “Identity Card” to use in France, 1930.

Lizzie Schafman’s “Identity Card” used in France

Lizzie Schafman’s “Identity Card” used in France, 1930. Used with permission of the New Brighton Area Historical Society.

Black and white scan of Lizzie Schafman’s cemetery card, ca. 1930. Used with permission of the New Brighton Area Historical Society.

Lizzie Schafman’s cemetery card

Lizzie Schafman’s cemetery card, ca. 1930. Used with permission of the New Brighton Area Historical Society.

Black and white scan of Lizzie Schafman’s pilgrimage invitation, ca.1929. Used with permission of the New Brighton Area Historical Society.

Lizzie Schafman’s pilgrimage invitation

Lizzie Schafman’s pilgrimage invitation, ca.1929. Used with permission of the New Brighton Area Historical Society.

Black and white photograph of Lizzie Schafman and Minnesota Gold Star Mothers upon sailing to France, July 1930.

Lizzie Schafman and Minnesota Gold Star Mothers upon sailing to France

Lizzie Schafman and Minnesota Gold Star Mothers upon sailing to France, July 1930. Used with permission of the New Brighton Area Historical Society.

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