Joe Huie

Joe Huie

Joe Huie, ca. early 1908s. Photographed by Wing Young Huie in the basement of the Huie family home, which he converted into a photo studio and used as a place to experiment with studio lights and backdrops. Used with the permission of Wing Young Huie.

Joe Huie at home

Joe Huie at home

Joe Huie at home in Duluth, 1979. Photograph by Wing Young Huie; used with the permission of Wing Young Huie.

The Huie family

The Huie family

The Huie family, ca. 1958. Pictured are (left to right) June Huie, Lee Ngook Kum Huie, Kwong Huie, Joe Huie, Wing Young Huie, and Ken Huie.

Joe Huie’s Café, Duluth

Joe Huie’s Café—an iconic Duluth landmark—was a modest eatery that became a community hub between its founding in 1951 and its closing in 1973. Owned by an enterprising Chinese immigrant, the restaurant served classic American Chinese, authentic Chinese, and down-home American food to a broad swath of customers with humor and hospitality.

Leif Erikson memorial

Leif Erikson memorial

The Leif Erikson memorial on the grounds of the Minnesota State Capitol, St. Paul. Photograph by Wikimedia Commons user Mulad, June 22, 2005. Public domain.

Leif Erikson Memorial, St. Paul

In October of 1949, the Leif Erikson Memorial was unveiled on the grounds of the Minnesota State Capitol. The memorial was part of the Scandinavian American community’s efforts to credit their ancestors—not Christopher Columbus—with the “discovery” of the Americas.

August Ruther

August Ruther

From box 128 (112.B.11.12F) of Pardon Applications to the Minnesota Board of Pardons, 1923, 1930, 1934–1949. State Archives Collection, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul.

Ruther, August (1876–1942)

August Ruther, who served in the German army in the 1890s, was charged with poisoning his brother-in-law in Rice County in 1917. Despite any direct evidence, a jury convicted him in eighty minutes, in large part due to anti-German nativism during World War I. His sentence was commuted to time served (eighteen years) in 1936.

Exterior of Kramarczuk Sausage Company in Minneapolis

Exterior of Kramarczuk Sausage Company in Minneapolis

The exterior of Kramarczuk Sausage Company, a deli and bakery in Minneapolis with Polish immigrant roots. Image by Wikimedia Commons user AlexiusHoratius, March 17, 2020. CC BY-SA 3.0

Map of Polish Catholic parishes in Minnesota

Map of Polish Catholic parishes in Minnesota. From page 4 of Poles in Minnesota (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2005), by John Radzilowski.

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