Black and white photograph of Fort Ripley in the early 1870s.

Fort Ripley in the early 1870s

Fort Ripley in the early 1870s. The somewhat taller structure to the rear left is the newly built hospital and headquarters, which replaced the one that burned down in July 1870. The fort’s three six-pounder brass cannons are pointed at the river.

Fort Ripley view from the north, 1864. Pen and wash drawing by Corporal August Harfeldt, Third Battery, Minnesota Light Artillery.

Drawing of Fort Ripley from the north

Fort Ripley view from the north, 1864. Pen and wash drawing by Corporal August Harfeldt, Third Battery, Minnesota Light Artillery.

Fort Ripley, 1862. Pen and wash drawing made in 1864 by Corporal August Harfeldt, Third Battery, Minnesota Light Artillery.

Drawing of Fort Ripley

Fort Ripley, 1862. Pen and wash drawing made in 1864 by Corporal August Harfeldt, Third Battery, Minnesota Light Artillery.

Graphite drawing of Fort Ripley from east the Mississippi, 1863. Drawing by Jonathan Burnett Salisbury.

Graphite drawing of Fort Ripley from east the Mississippi

Graphite drawing of Fort Ripley from east the Mississippi, 1863. Drawing by Jonathan Burnett Salisbury.

Graphite Drawing of Fort Ripley, 1863. Drawing by Jonathan Burnett Salisbury.

Graphite drawing of Fort Ripley

Graphite Drawing of Fort Ripley, 1863. Drawing by Jonathan Burnett Salisbury.

Black and white drawing of Brigadier General Eleazar Wheelock Ripley, c.1812.

Brigadier General Eleazar Wheelock Ripley

Brigadier General Eleazar Wheelock Ripley. Fort Ripley is named for this general from the War of 1812. Unsigned engraving from Peterson, Charles, Jacob. Military Heroes of the War of 1812. Philadelphia: William A. Leary & Co., 1849.

Black and white photograph of Fort Ripley, 1862.

Fort Ripley

Fort Ripley, 1862.

Fort Ripley

Fort Ripley was a nineteenth century army outpost located on the upper Mississippi River in north-central Minnesota. It was situated near government agencies for the Ho-Chunk and Ojibwe. By its very presence, however, the fort spurred immigration into the area by whites.

Color image of a Minneapolis Civilian Auxiliary button, c.1917.

Minneapolis Civilian Auxiliary button

Minneapolis Civilian Auxiliary button, c.1917. This button was worn by Edward Karow, member of the Minneapolis Civilian Auxiliary. Original button is in the Edward Karow Scrapbooks, 1917–1925, Manuscript Collection, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul.

Color scan of a war map of Minneapolis likely drawn during the Twin Cities Streetcar strike, 1917.

War map of Minneapolis drawn during the Twin Cities Streetcar strike

War map of Minneapolis drawn during the Twin Cities Streetcar strike, 1917. The map was likely drawn by Minnesota Home Guard and Minneapolis police commanders. Original map is in the Edward Karow Scrapbooks, 1917–1925, Manuscript Collection, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul.

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