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    • Zumbro River flooding Mayo Park during the 1908 flood, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1908-06-23
    • After several days of drenching rains along the Zumbro River basin, the river overflowed its banks in Rochester early on the morning of early on June 26, 1908. The river rose at a rapid rate (four feet in 20 minutes) and did extensive damage to...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Working on the River

    • 2012-05
    • This guide uses primary resources to help students understand, visualize and evaluate the economic and transportation opportunities provided by the many rivers in Minnesota. Personal accounts from three early settlers help learners uncover the...
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    • William Perry Family of Lake Johanna, Arden Hills, Minnesota

    • 1930
    • William Perry, with his wife, Ida (DeMars), and their children, was the son of early Mounds View Township resident, Charles Perry, who settled the land around Lake Johanna in 1849. Charles, the son of Abraham and Mary Ann Perry, emigrated to...
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • West side of Main Street looking north, Hendricks, Minnesota

    • 1910 - 1920
    • The First National Bank, clothing store, drug store, the PJ Ness cash store and hardware store are some of the business on early Main Street. Wooden traffic signs, Model T Fords and a few people are seen. Many of these buildings remain today much...
    • Lincoln County Historical Society
    • View of Zumbro River during the 1908 flood, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1908-06-23
    • The Zumbro River flooded a residential section of the city in this photo taken from the brewery. The area in the background would later become Soldiers Field Park. After several days of drenching rains along the Zumbro River basin, the river...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • View of Temple Israel synagogue, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1970-1980
    • Frontal view of Temple Israel synagogue. On Sept. 1, 1928, Temple Israel members attended the inaugural service of this new synagogue, designed by architect Jack Liebenberg. The Temple's pillared facade on Emerson Avenue, the site of the former...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • View of downtown, Mallard, Minnesota

    • 1905 - 1908
    • Mallard, now a Minnesota ghost town, originally thrived during the logging boom of early Clearwater County. Photograph taken before 1909. By 1930, the town of Mallard had been abandoned.
    • Clearwater County Historical Society
    • View of Beaver Falls, Minnesota

    • 1880?
    • Beaver Fall in the early 1880s. Image was submitted by Charlotte S. Paulson, Beaver Falls is where she grew up and photo was taken in early 1880.
    • Renville County Historical Society
    • View of a road with destroyed homes on both sides, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1883 - 1908
    • Most of the houses have been destroyed in this view of a street in Rochester after the tornado of 1883. The buildings left standing are all heavily damaged. The tornado struck Rochester in the early evening of Aug. 21, 1883.
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • View from the South, Donnelly, Minnesota

    • 1900 - 1909
    • Donnelly from the south. Note on bottom of photograph reads "Donnelly from the south, early 1900's." Note on back reads "McLaughlin House." Apparently the photograph was given to Edna Mae Busch by Julia Grace. Photograph was loaned for copying...
    • Stevens County Museum and Historical Society
    • View from College Street bridge during the 1908 flood, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1908-06-23
    • Spectators are seen watching the flood waters from the College (4th Street) Street bridge. The Riverside Livery is visible on the right. After several days of drenching rains along the Zumbro River basin, the river overflowed its banks in...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • View from Cole's Mill showing tornado damage, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1883 - 1908
    • Only a few houses remain standing after the 1883 tornado. This is the view from Cole's Mill showing the residential section of Rochester. The tornado struck Rochester in the early evening of Aug. 21, 1883.
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1938 - 1948
    • View of the hallway and sign board display case in the Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Liebenberg and Kaplan, Architects (1919-1969), were noted for designing more than 200 motion picture theatres in the Upper Midwest, many of the early...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Northwest Architectural Archives
    • Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1938 - 1948
    • Partial view of the lobby of the Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota, after remodeling. Liebenberg and Kaplan, Architects (1919-1969), were noted for designing more than 200 motion picture theatres in the Upper Midwest, many of the early ones...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Northwest Architectural Archives
    • Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1938 - 1948
    • View of the entrance lobby of the Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota, after remodeling. Liebenberg and Kaplan, Architects (1919-1969), were noted for designing more than 200 motion picture theatres in the Upper Midwest, many of the early ones...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Northwest Architectural Archives
    • Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1938 - 1948
    • View of the entrance lobby of the Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota, after remodeling. Liebenberg and Kaplan, Architects (1919-1969), were noted for designing more than 200 motion picture theatres in the Upper Midwest, many of the early ones...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Northwest Architectural Archives
    • Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1938 - 1948
    • View of the auditorium of the Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota, from the stage. Liebenberg and Kaplan, Architects (1919-1969), were noted for designing more than 200 motion picture theatres in the Upper Midwest, many of the early ones...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Northwest Architectural Archives
    • Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1938 - 1948
    • View of the auditorium of the Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota, from the rear looking toward the stage. Liebenberg and Kaplan, Architects (1919-1969), were noted for designing more than 200 motion picture theatres in the Upper Midwest, many...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Northwest Architectural Archives
    • Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1938 - 1948
    • View of the lounge of the Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota, after remodeling. Liebenberg and Kaplan, Architects (1919-1969), were noted for designing more than 200 motion picture theatres in the Upper Midwest, many of the early ones...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Northwest Architectural Archives
    • Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1938 - 1948
    • View from the top of a staircase in the Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Liebenberg and Kaplan, Architects (1919-1969), were noted for designing more than 200 motion picture theatres in the Upper Midwest, many of the early ones featuring an...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Northwest Architectural Archives
    • Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1938 - 1948
    • Partial view of the facade and marquee of the Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota, before remodeling. Liebenberg and Kaplan, Architects (1919-1969), were noted for designing more than 200 motion picture theatres in the Upper Midwest, many of...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Northwest Architectural Archives
    • Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1938 - 1948
    • Partial view of the facade and marquee of the Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota, before remodeling. Liebenberg and Kaplan, Architects (1919-1969), were noted for designing more than 200 motion picture theatres in the Upper Midwest, many of...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Northwest Architectural Archives
    • Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1938 - 1948
    • Partial view of the entrance doors of the Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota, before remodeling. Liebenberg and Kaplan, Architects (1919-1969), were noted for designing more than 200 motion picture theatres in the Upper Midwest, many of the...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Northwest Architectural Archives

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