How Women Have Shaped the State

Women in Minnesota: Weaving the Web of Society in the North Star State

Rhoda R. Gilman, a founding member of Women Historians of the Midwest and a former candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, considers the influence of women in Minnesota: the Willmar 8, the Schubert Club, the Minnesota Woman Suffrage Association, and much more.

Prince and Nancy Honeycutt with their granddaughters

Prince and Nancy Honeycutt with their granddaughters

Prince and Nancy Honeycutt inside their home with their granddaughters, Princelleyn and Luverne, ca. 1915. Used with the permission of Otter Tail County Historical Society.

Sophia Gardner

Sophia Gardner

Sophia Gardner (Prince Honeycutt’s mother), undated. Used with the permission of Otter Tail County Society.

Olive and Dorsey Willis

Olive and Dorsey Willis

Dorsey Willis (right) and Olive Willis, December 1972. Photograph by John Croft for the Minneapolis Tribune. From box 317 of the Minneapolis and St. Paul newspaper negatives collection, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul.

Women in Minneapolis History: Gratia Countryman

Gratia Countryman became the director of the Minneapolis library system in 1904. Hear what she has to say about her work in this video.

Women in Minneapolis History: Eva McDonald Valesh

Eva McDonald Valesh was a journalist and labor rights activist in late 1880s Minneapolis. Hear what she has to say about her work in this video.

Boots worn by Maria Scholucha

Boots worn by Maria Scholucha

Leather boots worn by Maria Scholucha at St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Minneapolis, ca. 1910–1919.

Lintonite

Lintonite

Lintonite samples. Images used courtesy of the History Center of Olmsted County, Rochester.

Thomsonite-lintonite

Thomsonite-lintonite

A thomsonite-lintonite nodule from Grand Marais, Minnesota. From the Richard Hauck collection. Photograph by Wikimedia Commons user Robert M. Lavinsky before March 2010, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Lintonite

Lintonite

Lintonite within a waterworn anorthosite pebble from the north shore of Minnesota. University of Minnesota Mineral Collection. Photo by Joshua Feinberg.

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