White leather baseball with red stitching used in the last Minnesota Twins game at Metropolitan Stadium on September 30, 1981.

Baseball used in the last Minnesota Twins game at Metropolitan Stadium

White leather baseball with red stitching used in the last Minnesota Twins game at Metropolitan Stadium on September 30, 1981. Stamped "Rawlings." The Twins played the Kansas City Royals and lost, 9 to 2.

Color image of the Blue Mounds State Park interpretive center, formerly the home of Frederick Manfred, 2012. Photograph by Wikimedia Commons user McGhiever.

Blue Mounds State Park interpretive center

The Blue Mounds State Park interpretive center, formerly the home of Frederick Manfred, 2012. Photograph by Wikimedia Commons user McGhiever.

 Bodice

Bodice

Silk and lace bodice made by dressmaker Katherine Kiernan, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1897–1899.

 Burma-Shave jar

Burma-Shave jar

Burma-Shave jar, ca. 1940s.

Photograph shows children waiting to check out books at the Waconia Public Library

Children at the Waconia Public Library

Children checking books out with the librarian at the Waconia Public Library.

 Christopher Columbus Memorial plaque

Christopher Columbus Memorial plaque

Plaque added to the Columbus Memorial on the grounds of the Minnesota State Capitol by the Christopher Columbus Memorial Association in 1992. Photograph by Peter DeCarlo, 2019.

group photograph of soldiers in Red Wing's Company G

Company G at San Francisco

Members of Red Wing's Company G, Thirteenth Minnesota, at San Francisco.

 Cuban refugees at Fort McCoy

Cuban refugees at Fort McCoy

Photograph of Cuban refugees at Fort McCoy (Wisconsin). Published in GayLife, Friday, August 8, 1980. Original caption: "The refugees told of rape and beatings in the camp by non-gay refugees. It's important to get the gay refugees out as quickly as possible. Fort McCoy, Wisc. and Indian Gap, Pa. will close in a month. All refugees will be herded into the already crowded and most turbulent camp of all: Fort Chafee, Ark." Thom Higgins papers, Manuscripts Collection, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul.

A curling game, 1937. Curling was introduced to Minnesota in the 1850s. Shown is action ca. 1935.

Curling

A curling game, 1937. Curling was introduced to Minnesota in the 1850s. Shown is action ca. 1935.

 Day dress owned by Mabeth Hurd Page

Day dress owned by Mabeth Hurd Page

Off-white rayon day dress worn by Mabeth Hurd Paige of Minneapolis, ca. 1930s.

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