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    • 1996 Minnesota Book Awards Author Readings, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1996-05
    • Special readings from Book Award nominees: Marsha Qualey from her book "Hometown;" Walt Bachman from his book "Law vs. Life;" Lawrence Sutin reading from his afterword to his parents' book "Jack and Rochelle;" and Maryann Weidt from her book "Daddy...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • 1997 Minnesota Book Awards Author Readings

    • 1997
    • Special readings from Book Award nominees: Audrey Osofsky from her book Free to Dream; John Rezmerski from The Frederick Manfred Reader; David Moffatt from Explor-ations in the Ordinary; and Lisa Westberg Peters from October Smiled Back. Former...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • 1998 Minnesota Book Awards Author Readings

    • 1998
    • Special Readings from Book Award nominees: Greg Breining reading from Minnesota; Susan Carol Hauser from Sugartime; Joseph Amato from Golf Beats Us All (and So We Love It); and Nadine Blacklock from Fifteen Years in a Photographer's Life, plus...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • 1999 Minnesota Book Awards Author Readings

    • 1999
    • Special Readings from Book Award nominees: Barton Sutter from Cold Comfort: Life at the Top of the Map; Marjorie Myers Douglas from Barefoot on Crane Island; William Kent Krueger from Iron Lake; and Marsha Wilson Chall from Rttpa Raises the Sttn....
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • A Tribute to Poet John Engman, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1999
    • Highlights of a recent tribute to Minneapolis poet John Engman (1949-1996), sponsored by The Loft and Hungry Mind Bookstore, featuring readings of his work by Michael Dennis Browne, Barton Sutter, Phil Gallo, Jennifer Crosby, Jim Heynen, John...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • A Winter Gathering: Jon Hassler and Bill Holm, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1998
    • A special Duluth get together of these two prominent Minnesota authors who have successive Winter Books published by Afton Historical Society Press: Bill Holm and "Faces of Christmas Past" (1997), and Jon Hassler and "Underground Christmas" (1998)....
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Aerial Bridge: Whaleback Leaving Duluth-Superior Harbor Loaded With Ore, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1910?
    • Whaleback is an unusual ship design with steel hulls (body of the vessel) and rounded decks (boat, hurricane, main -which is the lowest full-length deck in a ship's hull, and spar are all decks at different levels) which was introduced by the...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Lift Bridge, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1915?
    • Aerial Bridge transporter car or gondola; piers; canal; pier street lights
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Lift Bridge: Civic Center Fountain at Night, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1970
    • The Priley Fountain, is a feature of the Civic Center that draws residents, downtown workers, and visitors. Joseph Carl Priley (1902-1981), born in Duluth, was elected in 1953 to the office of Finance Commissioner of the City of Duluth. He was...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Lift Bridge: Civic Center Fountain, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1970
    • The Priley Fountain, is a feature of the Duluth Civic Center that draws residents, downtown workers, and visitors. Joseph Carl Priley (1902-1981), born in Duluth, was elected in 1953 to the office of Finance Commissioner of the City of Duluth. He...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Lift Bridge: Freighter enters the harbor, 
Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1953?
    • View of a lake vessel entering the Duluth harbor under the Aerial Lift Bridge loaded with new cars and trucks. This style of street lamp on the piers was replaced in 1955. During the shipping season the bridge makes about 25 lifts a day. The...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Lift Bridge: Night Lights at the Duluth Waterfront, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1968?
    • The Duluth Arena Auditorium, the Aerial Lift Bridge and the buildings and streets of downtown Duluth are lit up in this night time view of the Duluth Harbor. Ground was broken December 19, 1963, for the Arena Auditorium, it opened in August 1966....
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Lift Bridge: Night view, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1965?
    • A night view shows the lights of Duluth's central business district and lights along the piers of the canal. The two central buildings are the tall Alworth building and the wide Medical Arts building both on the lower side of Superior Street....
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Lift Bridge: Ore boat exiting harbor, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1945?
    • View of the Aerial Lift Bridge with lift span raised to allow the William B. Schiller to leave the harbor. Built in 1910, the Schiller was laid up in 1974 and sold for scrap in 1978.
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Lift Bridge: South Pier of the Duluth Ship Canal, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1973-06-14
    • This view from the entry of the Ship Canal shows the south pier, including both the outer and inner South Breakwater Lights. The lift span of the Aerial Bridge is up, giving a view into the harbor. The "Eiffel Tower" structure near the end of the...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Lift Bridge: View down Fourth Avenue west, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1962-07
    • Looking down Fourth Avenue West from Fourth Street in downtown Duluth. The 16-story Alworth building constructed in a record nine months in 1909-1910 is the tall building at the left. It is at 306 West Superior Street. The 1932 built Medical Arts...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Armistice Day parade, Belle Plaine, Minnesota

    • 1918-11-11
    • Armistice Day parade on November 11, 1918. Impromptu parade down Main Street in Belle Plaine with the street lights hanging from wire. The Bank and saloon buildings are in the background. The parade floats include a submarine chaser and German...
    • Scott County Historical Society
    • Explore Minnesota Bikeways: Northeast

    • 1986
    • The front side of "Explore Minnesota Bikeways: Northeast" contains: inset maps of Duluth, Cloquet, Hibbing, Virginia, International Falls, and Brainerd; illustrations of the Gunflint Trail Tour Route, Iron Range Tour Route, and Duluth to Two...
    • Minnesota Department of Transportation, Mn/DOT Library
    • Minnesota Bikeways: Map 43 - Southeast Minnesota, Rochester to Austin

    • 1980
    • The front side of "Minnesota Bikeways: Map 43 Southeast Minnesota" contains a legend of signs and symbols, the larger bikeways map, and the map index. The back side contains: a list of county, municipal, and state parks, state forest, and state...
    • Minnesota Department of Transportation, Mn/DOT Library
    • Bicycling Books by Minnesota Writers

    • 1998
    • Doug Shidell and Vicky Vogels discuss their self-published book, Bicycle Vacation Gnide to Minnesota and Wisconsin, with complete bike trail and route maps, and event and lodging information. Richard Arey talks about his Twin Cities Bicycling book,...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Boundary Waters Essays: Voices in the Wilderness

    • 1996
    • A special presentation of the remarkable personal testimonials about Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, with readings by the winners in the essay contest sponsored by Aveda Corporation and Milkweed Editions, Also featured: A...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Central High School auditorium, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1892?
    • Auditorium in Central high school from seats to stage; balcony; lights; ceiling beams
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • "Spot of Quiet," Hilma Berglund  Christmas card, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1965-12
    • Hilma Berglund printed this Christmas card in 1965, using dark brown ink on bittersweet paper, trimmed with yellow and orange paper. Below the fold she applied a light wash of ink to create a slightly darker background. The card when unfolded is...
    • Weavers Guild of Minnesota
    • City Hall, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1923?
    • City Hall, 411 West 1st street; automobiles; neighborhood; civic center; Federal building; traffic lights; people
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Crystal Bar, Shakopee, Minnesota

    • 1910
    • Photographic postcard of downtown Shakopee. The Crystal Bar owned by L. Vierling on corner of large awning with "Hamm's Beer" on it. There is a carousel in middle of street and American flag hanging across street. Celebration is possibly July...
    • Scott County Historical Society
    • Downtown, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1936-09-16
    • View looking west on First Street. The Wolvin Building is at 227 West First Street and the Duluth Board of Trade building is across the avenue on the next corner with the arched entryway.
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Downtown, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1928?
    • Intersection of Superior Street with Fifth Avenue West.
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Downtown, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1925
    • View of downtown Duluth looking east from First Avenue West toward Lake Avenue. These are the businesses and buildings on the north or upper side of Superior Street. In sequence from the left are Oreck's clothing at 29-31 West Superior Street,...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Drilling a well, Worthington, Minnesota

    • 1891 - 1895
    • The first water and electric plant in Worthington was located on the shores of Lake Okabena. A typewritten sticker on the back of the photograph reads: "Worthington, Minnesota First Water and Electric Plant. (Mrs. Anna Cory) Water system installed...
    • Nobles County Historical Society
    • Duluth News Tribune, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1972
    • The Duluth Herald and the Duluth News Tribune grew out of the early newspapers. This is the current home of the Duluth News Tribunes' staff and production at 422-424 West First Street in downtown Duluth. At the time of its construction and...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • East side square, Windom, Minnesota

    • 1918
    • Old cars are parked on the side of the street. There is a center light in the intersection and street lights to the sides of the intersection.
    • Cottonwood County Historical Society

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