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    • Winslow House, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1907 - 1918
    • This building was originally constructed in 1855 as the Winslow House in St. Peter. It has been used for several other purposes over the years. The building still stands, minus the original top floor, on the northwest corner of the intersection...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Winslow House, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1908?
    • This building was built by James M. Winslow in 1855 as a hotel in St. Peter. The building has had many owners over the years. It served as a hospital during the Dakota Conflict in 1862 and as the first location of the St. Peter State Hospital. ...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • William B. Dodd home, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1900?
    • This photograph shows the original home of Captain William B. Dodd in St. Peter. Dodd, who founded St. Peter, was killed in New Ulm in 1862 while helping to defend the city against attacks by the Dakota Indians.
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Portrait of Judge Charles Flandrau, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1886?
    • This photograph shows one of the earliest residents of Nicollet County, Charles Flandrau, who became a judge on the Minnesota Supreme Court. Flandrau led men from St. Peter to help defend New Ulm against attacks in 1862.
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Portrait of John Otherday, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1862?
    • This is a photograph of John Otherday, whose Dakota name was Ampatutokacha. Called Good Sounding Voice when he was young, he was born in the vicinity of Swan Lake in Nicollet County about 1819.
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Portrait of Governor Henry Swift, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1862 - 1869
    • This is a photograph of Governor Henry Swift from St. Peter, Minnesota. Swift was the third Governor of Minnesota and served from July 10, 1863 to January 11, 1864.
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Portrait of E. St. Julien Cox, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1879 - 1889
    • This is a photograph of E. St. Julien Cox, the first mayor of St. Peter from 1865 to 1867. Cox was a captain in Company E of the Second Minnesota Regiment during the Civil War. He led volunteers to fight at New Ulm during the 1862 Uprising. Cox...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Portrait of E. St. Julien Cox, New Ulm, Minnesota

    • 1879 - 1889
    • This is a photograph of E. St. Julien Cox, the first mayor of St. Peter from 1865 to 1867. Cox was a captain in Company E of the Second Minnesota Regiment during the Civil War. He led volunteers to fight at New Ulm during the 1862 uprising. Cox...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Portrait of Dr. Asa W. Daniels, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1900?
    • This is a photograph of Dr. Asa W. Daniels from St. Peter. Daniels served as a surgeon at Fort Ridgely in Nicollet County and as a medical officer at the Lower Sioux Agency before he moved to St. Peter to practice medicine. He tended the wounded...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Martha Dieter's "A Pioneer Mother," Olmsted County, Minnesota

    • 1920 - 1936
    • Martha Dieter describes her childhood including her family's experiences at Fort Ridgley during the Civil War, the Indian Wars, pioneer medicine, her fathers imprisonment at Andersonville Prison during the Civil Was, being vaccinated for small pox,...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Letter from Lieutenant Thomas van Etten describing the Battle of Birch Coulee

    • 1862-10-05
    • Lieutenant Thomas van Etten wrote to his schoolmate, William H. Seward of Chester, New Jersey, in this 1862 letter from Fort Ridgely, near the western end of Nicollet County. He wrote about his military duties and experiences and about people he...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Governor Swift home, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1889?
    • This photograph shows the house that was built for Henry Swift in St. Peter in 1857. Swift served as the Governor of Minnesota from July 10, 1863 to January 11, 1864. Later, Swift's son-in-law, G. S. Ives, who served as Lt. Gov. from 1891 to...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • First Episcopal Church at the Lower Sioux Agency, Morton, Minnesota

    • 1862
    • View of the First Episopal Church under construction in the summer of 1862. This first church was known as St. John Evangelist, but was never completed. It was destroyed on August 18, 1862 during the Dakota Conflict of 1862. The church is now known...
    • Renville County Historical Society

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