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    • Boat Club First Air Mail Flight, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 05-30-1931
    • Duluth's first air-mail service was celebrated with a band and dignitaries. The plane landed in the bay at the Duluth Boat Club on Minnesota Point.
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Valley of the St. Peters, Minnesota

    • 1841 - 1855
    • This is a print by the artist and military officer Seth Eastman, who was stationed in Minnesota before statehood. It shows a view of the Minnesota River Valley.
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Dakotah Village

    • 1841 - 1855
    • This is a print by the artist and military officer Seth Eastman, who was stationed in Minnesota before statehood. It shows several dwellings of the Dakota people.
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Emigrants Attacked by the Comanches

    • 1847
    • This is a print by the artist and military officer Seth Eastman, who was stationed in Minnesota before statehood.
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Dog Dance of the Dahcotas

    • 1850
    • This is a print by the artist and military officer Seth Eastman, who was stationed in Minnesota before statehood.
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Scalp Dance of the Dakotas

    • 1850
    • This is a print by the artist and military officer Seth Eastman, who was stationed in Minnesota before statehood.
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Dakota Encampment

    • 1850
    • This is a print by the artist and military officer Seth Eastman, who was stationed in Minnesota before statehood. It shows a Dakota campsite along a body of water.
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Indian Sugar Camp

    • 1850
    • This is a print by the artist and military officer Seth Eastman, who was stationed in Minnesota before statehood. The print shows Native Americans tapping trees and making sugar.
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Spearing Fish from a Canoe

    • 1850
    • This is a print by the artist and military officer Seth Eastman, who was stationed in Minnesota before statehood.
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Medicine Dance of the Winnebagoes

    • 1850?
    • This is a print by the artist and military officer Seth Eastman, who was stationed in Minnesota before statehood. The print shows a medicine dance performed by members of the Winnebago tribe.
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Dakota tawoonspe, wowapi II (Dakota lessons, book II)

    • 1850?
    • Dakota language (Santee dialect) primary reader for children, in a variety of type styles with woodcuts. University of St. Thomas, Archibishop Ireland Memorial Library call number: PM1024.R6 D6
    • University of St. Thomas - Archbishop Ireland Memorial Library
    • Hunting the Buffalo in Winter

    • 1850?
    • This is a print by the artist and military officer Seth Eastman, who was stationed in Minnesota before statehood. Two Native American men on snowshoes are shown hunting buffalo.
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Indian Woman Dressing a Buffalo Skin

    • 1850?
    • This is a print by the artist and military officer Seth Eastman, who was stationed in Minnesota before statehood.
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Indian Shooting Fish

    • 1850?
    • This is a print by the artist and military officer Seth Eastman, who was stationed in Minnesota before statehood. A Native American is shown as he is catching fish by using a bow and arrow.
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Worship of the Sun

    • 1852
    • This is a print by the artist and military officer Seth Eastman, who was stationed in Minnesota before statehood. It shows a Native American ceremony.
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • St. Walburg Convent, EichstÃtt, Bavaria, Germany

    • 1852 - 1864
    • Origins of St. Benedict's Monastery (convent), St. Joseph, Minnesota. From its beginnings in the eleventh century, St. Walburg Convent in EichstÃtt, Bavaria, survived many trials of fire, war, famine, and secularization. "Fortunately for America,...
    • Saint Benedict's Monastery
    • Striking the Post

    • 1853
    • This is a print by the artist and military officer Seth Eastman, who was stationed in Minnesota before statehood. The print shows a Native American activity in which a number of men are involved.
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Indians Travelling

    • 1853?
    • This is a print by the artist and military officer Seth Eastman, who was stationed in Minnesota before statehood. The print shows Native Americans moving with their belongings to a new location.
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Buffalo Chase

    • 1854
    • This is a print by the artist and military officer Seth Eastman, who was stationed in Minnesota before statehood. The print shows a mounted Native American man about to kill a buffalo with an arrow.
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Indian Doctor Concocting a Pot of Medicine

    • 1855
    • This is a print by the artist and military officer Seth Eastman, who was stationed in Minnesota before statehood.
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Mother Willibalda Scherbauer, OSB, St. Joseph, Minesota

    • 1860?
    • Orgins of St. Benedict's Monastery (convent), St. Joseph, Minnesota. Mother Willibalda Scherbauer, OSB, led four sisters and two candidates, ranging in age from 18 to 26, from St. Marys, Pennslyvania, to the Midwest frontier (St. Cloud, Minnesota)...
    • Saint Benedict's Monastery
    • Letter from James George to his children from near Jamestown, Kentucky

    • 1862-01-13
    • This letter is unsigned, but presumed to have been written by James George. It is dated eighteen sixty one, but James George's unit was not in this area until January of eighteen sixty two. This letter was written from camp in near Jamestown,...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Letter from James George to his children, location unknown

    • 1862-01-21
    • James George wrote this letter from camp. The previous Sunday, they were attacked by rebel forces, but were able to drive them away. The rebel force left about two thoudsand mules and horses and other equipment worth about a half a million...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Letter from James George to his children, from near Nashville, Tennessee

    • 1862-03-18
    • James Greorge wrote this letter from camp near Nashville, Tennessee. He has heard reports that the rebels destroyed parts of the railroad between the camp and Louisville. His unit will be marching south the next day. He does not feel that they...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Letter from James George to his children, location unknown

    • 1862-03-25
    • James Greorge wrote this letter from camp. He has not received mail in about a month and presumes it is because the Confederate forces control the area to the rear of his unit. He has heard of Union victories from the Potomac to the Gulf, but has...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Letter from James George to Rhoda George from north of Alabama line

    • 1862-04-15
    • James George wrote this letter while in camp about forty miles north of the Alabama line. He has heard rumors that the enemy might make a stand near Cornith, Mississippi. His regiment now only has about five hundred able bodied men due to...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Letter from James George to Rhoda George from Cornith, Mississippi

    • 1862-05-04
    • James George wrote this letter from camp near Cornith, Mississippi. He has decioded to send his wife three hundred dollars instead of two hundred dollars. He advises her to not tell anyone about the money and to keep it with her at all times. He...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Letter from James George to his wife and children from Cornith, Mississippi

    • 1862-05-07
    • James George wrote this letter from camp near Cornith, Mississippi. He has sent three hundred dollars by Captain T. Eifer to the express office in Red Wing. He expects to get paid another four hundred dollars at the first of the month. He has...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Letter from James George to his wife and children from Cornith, Mississippi

    • 1862-05-16
    • James George wrote this letter in camp about four miles from Cornith, Mississippi. The weather is very hot. He now has additional medical aid and his health is improving. They are three miles from the enemy and expect a battle soon. The Fourth...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Letter from James George to his wife and children, location unknown

    • 1862-08-06
    • James George wrote this letter from camp. General McCook is near death. The general had been sick for about two weeks, requiring him to travel in a spring wagon. The wagon was usually in the front of the brigade and was attacked by rebels when...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Letter from James George to his family, location unknown

    • 1862-08-07
    • James George wrote this letter from camp. After the general died the day before, they started marching. They had no tents the night before and he got wet from the dew. The men of the Ninth Ohio had been acting badly since the general died. ...
    • 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
    • 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
    • Letter from James George to his wife and children from Ringold, Georgia

    • 1864-05-05
    • James George wrote this letter from Ringold, Georgia. He has no time to write and expects to move soon. His troops are in good condition. He states that old officers will go out at the end of their enlistment and he expects to do the same. He...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society

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