Arrowhead Country tourism brochure

Arrowhead Country tourism brochure

Arrowhead Country tourism brochure, ca. 1926. Forms part of “Pamphlets relating to the Arrowhead Region in Minnesota, 1909–” (F614.A7), pamphlets collection, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul.

Canoers completing a portage in the Superior National Forest

Canoers completing a portage in the Superior National Forest

Canoers completing a portage in the Superior National Forest, ca. 1930.

Tourists on the Lake Street bridge, Minneapolis

Tourists on the Lake Street bridge, Minneapolis

Tourists pose by automobiles near the Lake Street bridge in Minneapolis, ca. 1925.

Belle of Minnetonka (steamboat)

Belle of Minnetonka (steamboat)

The steamboat Belle of Minnetonka on Lake Minnetonka, ca. 1885.

Great Northern Railway Company money order receipt

Great Northern Railway Company money order receipt

Great Northern Railway Company money order receipt, 1901.

Map of Victory Memorial Parkway

Map of Victory Memorial Parkway

1921 map showing the location of Victory Memorial Parkway relative to the North Loop of Minneapolis. The dashed lines indicate streetcars lines that many of the over 30,000 dedication ceremony attendees could have used to get to what was then the edge of development in Minneapolis. Also shown are the location of the ceremony’s grandstand and speaker’s stand at the northwest corner of the parkway at the site of the memorial flagpole base.

Charles A. Lindbergh Memorial, St. Paul

On May 24, 1985, the sculpture “Charles Lindbergh—The Boy and The Man” by Paul T. Granlund was dedicated in front of a crowd of approximately 1,000 people on the grounds of the Minnesota State Capitol. Commissioned by the Lindbergh Fund and the Minnesota Historical Society, it honored the aviator’s 1927 transatlantic flight and his childhood roots in Minnesota. It did not address Lindbergh’s support of American isolationism and antisemitism leading up to World War II—additional dimensions of his complex legacy.

Hannah Kempfer with her Model T Ford

Hannah Kempfer with her Model T Ford

Hannah Kempfer standing by her car, a Model T Ford, ca. 1910s. Otter Tail County Historical Society, Fergus Falls.

Finstad’s Auto-Marine Shop, Ranier

George Finstad repaired and maintained boats for fishermen, residents, and vacationers for more than fifty years at his auto-marine shop on the south shore of Rainy Lake. In 2020, it stands as a reminder of the transportation history and tourism economy of Ranier, Minnesota, as they developed during the early twentieth century.

Interior of Finstad’s Auto-Marine Shop

Interior of Finstad’s Auto-Marine Shop

The interior of Finstad’s Auto-Marine Shop, September 22, 2017. Photograph by Marjorie Savage.

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