Color image of a Red Cross Flag carried by Theresa Ericksen to the Philippines during the Spanish–American War and to France during World War I.

Red Cross Flag carried by Theresa Ericksen

Red Cross Flag carried by Theresa Ericksen to the Philippines during the Spanish–American War and to France during World War I.

Black and white photograph of Theresa Ericksen (center) receiving a service medal on November 14, 1936.

Theresa Ericksen (center) receiving a service medal

Theresa Ericksen (center) receiving a service medal on November 14, 1936.

Black and white photograph of Theresa Ericksen at the Third Infantry Veterans Association reunion at Fort Snelling on October 12, 1936.

Theresa Ericksen at the Third Infantry Veterans Association reunion

Theresa Ericksen at the Third Infantry Veterans Association reunion at Fort Snelling on October 12, 1936.

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 (1868–1943)

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.

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