Black and white photograph of Theresa Ericksen promoting Christmas Seals in the battle against tuberculosis, ca. 1924.

Theresa Ericksen promoting Christmas Seals

Theresa Ericksen promoting Christmas Seals in the battle against tuberculosis, ca. 1924.

Black and white photograph of Theresa Ericksen, ca. 1930.

Theresa Ericksen

Theresa Ericksen, ca. 1930.

Ericksen, Theresa (1867–1943)

After graduating from Northwestern Hospital’s School of Nursing in 1894, Theresa Ericksen led a life of service as a healer, teacher, and promoter of public health and nursing education. Her legacy has ties to the Minnesota Nursing Association, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Christmas Seals, and Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Uggen, Elmer George (1891–1949)

Elmer George Uggen was a musician, composer, conductor, educator, and music store owner who entertained American troops abroad during World War I with his score for the play “War is Hell.” He left a mark in Northwest Minnesota with the original words and music for “Crookstonian,” a march used as the official anthem of Crookston.

Postcard featuring the Armory in Crookston, Minnesota, ca. 1915.

Postcard featuring the Armory in Crookston, Minnesota

The Armory was designed by Bert Keck in 1915 and remains standing at 416 North Broadway in Crookston.

Black and white photograph of Seth Eastman late in his life, ca.1873.

Seth Eastman late in his life

Seth Eastman late in his life, ca.1873.

Black and white photograph of Albert Alonzo Ames, ca. 1862.

Albert Alonzo Ames

Albert Alonzo Ames, ca. 1862.

Color image of the headstone of Walter P. Carpenter, in Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery in Minneapolis, 2016. Photographed by Paul Nelson.

Headstone of Walter P. Carpenter, in Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery

Headstone of Walter P. Carpenter, in Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery in Minneapolis, 2016. Photographed by Paul Nelson.

Color image of the military plot at Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery in Minneapolis, 2016. Photographed by Paul Nelson.

Military plot at Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery

View of the military plot at Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery in Minneapolis, 2016. Photographed by Paul Nelson.

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.

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