Calvin Griffith memorial

Calvin Griffith memorial

The Calvin Griffith memorial outside of Target Field in Minneapolis. Photograph by Adam Fagen, August 4, 2011. CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

 Calvin Griffith memorial

Calvin Griffith memorial

The Calvin Griffith memorial outside of Target Field in Minneapolis, May 13, 2011. Photograph by Flickr user Papahazama. CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Calvin Griffith and Harmon Killebrew at Metropolitan Stadium

Calvin Griffith and Harmon Killebrew at Metropolitan Stadium

At Metropolitan Stadium, Minnesota Twins president Calvin Griffith presents Harmon Killebrew with a boat in recognition of Killebrew's 500th home run. Photograph by Peter Hohn, 1971.

Karl Rolvaag, Calvin Griffith, Hubert Humphrey, and Muriel Humphrey

Karl Rolvaag, Calvin Griffith, Hubert Humphrey, and Muriel Humphrey

Karl Rolvaag, Calvin Griffith, Hubert Humphrey, and Muriel Humphrey during the pregame of the World Series at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington, 1965. Photograph by Spense for the St. Paul Dispatch-Pioneer Press.

Calvin Griffith as a ball boy

Calvin Griffith as a ball boy

Calvin Griffith working as a ball boy for the Washington Senators, 1925. National Photo Company Collection; photographer unknown.

Calvin Griffith memorial

Calvin Griffith memorial

The Calvin Griffith memorial outside of Target Field in Minneapolis. Photograph by Flickr user Papahazama, May 13, 2011. CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Calvin Griffith Memorial, Minneapolis

In September of 2010, the Minnesota Twins unveiled a memorial to highlight Calvin Griffith, their first owner. While Griffith is credited with bringing professional baseball to Minneapolis, his racist attitudes and actions outshine his accomplishments. In response to increasing public pressure following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the statue was removed in June of 2020.

Campers in the Superior National Forest

Campers in the Superior National Forest

Campers at the Sawbill Lake Campground inside the Superior National Forest. Photograph by Charles R. Randall, July 14, 1936. Used courtesy of the Forest History Society, Durham, North Carolina. CC BY-SA 2.0

Canoeists at Moose Lake Landing

Canoeists at Moose Lake Landing

Canoeists from Camp Thunderbird at Moose Lake Landing, an entrance to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in the Kawishiwi Ranger District of the Superior National Forest. Photograph (R9_485431) by P. Freeman Heim, August 1957. Used courtesy of the Forest History Society, Durham, North Carolina. CC BY-SA 2.0

Forest Service workers in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Forest Service workers in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Donald Ferguson and Bruce Casey of the US Forest Service prepare to portage around Lower Basswood Falls in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) inside the Superior National Forest, Minnesota. Photograph (FHS855) by Roy Dale Sanders, July 1961. Used courtesy of the Forest History Society, Durham, NC. CC BY-SA 2.0

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