Polish National Alliance baseball team

Polish National Alliance baseball team

Polish National Alliance baseball team in East End Park (later renamed Gene Gabryck Park; Gabryck is the fourth from right in the front row), Winona, Minnesota. Photograph by Schomadter, 1939. Immigration History Research Center Archives Photograph Collection, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Seventeenth hole at Alexandria Golf Club

Seventeenth hole at Alexandria Golf Club

The seventeenth hole (Texas Green) at Alexandria Golf Club in Alexandria, ca. 1940.

Tennis court at Sherwood Forest Lodge in Gull Lake

Tennis court at Sherwood Forest Lodge in Gull Lake

Tennis court at Ruttger's Sherwood Forest Lodge in Gull Lake, ca. 1937.

Swimming Fair Hills Resort

Swimming Fair Hills Resort

Swimming Fair Hills Resort, Detroit Lakes, ca. 1930.

Bessie Stiegler and three other women in a row boat

Bessie Stiegler and three other women in a row boat

Bessie Stiegler and three other women in a row boat, ca. 1925.

Ralph Samuelson skiing behind a power boat

Ralph Samuelson skiing behind a power boat

Ralph Samuelson skiing behind a power boat, ca. 1925.

Winslow House Hotel

Winslow House Hotel

Winslow House Hotel, St. Anthony, ca. 1870.

Minnesota tourism brochure

Minnesota tourism brochure

Cover of "Minnesota’s Ten Thousand Lakes: the Nation’s Summer Playground" brochure, ca. 1926. From “Pamphlets relating to lakes in Minnesota, 1900–” (F604.3), pamphlets collection, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul.

Tourism in Minnesota, 1835–1940

Minnesota’s scenic beauty, more than 11,000 lakes, and favorable summer climate have attracted tourists for nearly 200 years. The tourism industry flourished between World War I and 1930, when Minnesota developed its reputation as the Land of 10,000 Lakes and one of the nation’s premier summer vacation destinations.

Hyman Berman at age seventeen

Hyman Berman at age seventeen

Hyman Berman as a counselor at Camp Kinderland, a summer camp for the children of Jewish socialists, in Tolland, Massachusetts, ca. 1942. CC BY-SA 3.0

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