Members of the Home Guard on Duty During the Twin Cities Rapid Transit Workers Strike

Black and white photograph of members of the Home Guard, December, 1917.


Members of the Home Guard, December, 1917. The Home Guard was created by an order of the Public Safety Commission after Minnesota's National Guard units were federalized. Though the Home Guard helped citizens in need, it was also used by the Minnesota Commission of Public Safety to break strikes and police the citizenry.

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Minnesota Historical Society

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