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    • 2014 Saint Paul Almanac

    • 2014
    • The Saint Paul Almanac is an annual calendar and guide to take the curious urban adventurer through the year of 2014 in Minnesota's capital city. The Saint Paul Almanac brings the diverse Saint Paul community together via city-wide events and...
    • Saint Paul Almanac
    • "What Happened To Ole" circus poster, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1915 - 1940
    • This is a circus poster from George Engesser's Circus, which was based in St. Peter. The circus was one of the largest motorized circuses in the United States during the 1920s and 1930s. Many ""Ole Shows"" were presented by the circus, which was...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • "What Happened To Ole" circus poster, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1915 - 1940
    • This is a circus poster from George Engesser's Circus, which was based in St. Peter. The circus was one of the largest motorized circuses in the United States during the 1920s and 1930s. Many ""Ole Shows"" were presented by the circus, which was...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • "What Happened To Ole" circus poster, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1915 - 1940
    • This is a circus poster from George Engesser's Circus, which was based in St. Peter. The circus was one of the largest motorized circuses in the United States during the 1920s and 1930s. Many ""Ole Shows"" were presented by the circus, which was...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • "What Happened To Ole" circus poster, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1915 - 1940
    • This is a circus poster from George Engesser's Circus, which was based in St. Peter. The circus was one of the largest motorized circuses in the United States during the 1920s and 1930s. Many ""Ole Shows"" were presented by the circus, which was...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Aerial Lift Bridge: Sea smoke on Lake Superior, 
Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1975?
    • View of the rising sea smoke at sunrise. Sea smoke is a cloud over the sea, which could otherwise be called fog, and is usually formed when very cold air moves over warmer water. We see this phenomena all the time when watching Lake Superior. ...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Lift Bridge: Sea Smoke on Lake Superior, 
Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1997?
    • View of the rising sea smoke at sunrise. Sea smoke is a cloud over the sea, which could otherwise be called fog, and is usually formed when very cold air moves over warmer water. We see this phenomena all the time when watching Lake Superior. ...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Lift Bridge: View from Skyline Parkway, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1973?
    • This view from Skyline Drive over the central business district of Duluth showing the curve of Minnesota Point is what this woman and two children see. People tend to get out of their cars to enjoy the wide view from Skyline. The Aerial Bridge...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Albert Sperry and three men, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota

    • 1890 - 1910
    • Four men sitting in what looks to be an office. Albert Sperry is sitting on the far left. There is a framed sign sitting in the backround that reads: Northwestern Fire and Marine Insurance Co. Peter Bonde was sheriff in Kandiyohi County from...
    • Kandiyohi County Historical Society
    • American Scenery; 750 Minnehaha Falls, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1875 - 1890
    • View of Minnehaha Falls, two persons in what appears to be Native American dress are standing separately by the falls; image is invoking the "Song of Hiawatha" poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; trees and plants are quite bare of leaves.
    • Hennepin County Library, James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library
    • Minnesota Bikeways: Map 33 - Outlying Metro West

    • 1980
    • The front side "Minnesota Bikeways: Map 33 Outlying Metro West" 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; a "potpourri" article; and...
    • Minnesota Department of Transportation, Mn/DOT Library
    • Orpheum Theatre Program, December 1911

    • 1911-12
    • Orpheum Theatre program listing events in December 1911 from the notable engagement of Dr. Ludwig Wllner for "Translation of Songs," Coenraad V. Bos, accompanist. Number 1 Erlknig by Franz Schubert (Goethe); Number 2 Ein Weib by Christian Sindig...
    • Hennepin County Library, James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library
    • Schubert Theatre Magazine, March 11, 1912

    • 1912-03-11
    • Schubert Theatre program listing events the week of March 11, 1912: "Little Women" by Marian de Forest after the story by Louisa M. Alcott. Also advertisement. Single clipping.
    • Hennepin County Library, James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library
    • Schubert Theatre Magazine, April 8, 1912

    • 1912-04-08
    • Schubert Theatre program listing events the week of April 8, 1912: "Taming of the Shrew," "Macbeth," "The Merchant of Venice," "Romeo and Juliet," "Hamlet," "As You Like It," and "Twelfth Night" by Shakespeare. Also advertisement.
    • Hennepin County Library, James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library
    • Circles and Arches within Architecture

    • 2011-06-08
    • Using the Geometry and Measurement Standards, students will increase their knowledge of the properties of circles. Introductory: Students will use rulers to measure the diameter to find the area or circumference of the circle in the picture. ...
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    • City view, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1900 - 1910
    • Could be the July 4th, 1907 celebration. Crowds with automobiles and what might be a hot air balloon in background. It is unclear what the event is or where it is being held but may be at Parade Stadium.
    • Hennepin County Library, James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library
    • City view, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1900 - 1910
    • It is unclear what the event is could be a July 4th celebration or where it is being held but may be at Parade Stadium; numerous automobiles on field; numerous umbrellas in use.
    • Hennepin County Library, James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library
    • Standard Atlas of Cottonwood County Minnesota, 1909

    • 1909
    • Hardcover book containing maps of the villages, cities and townships of Cottonwood County; map of Minnesota, United States and World; Patrons Directory; Illustrations of local people and places; Reference Business Directory; Analysis of the System...
    • Cottonwood County Historical Society
    • Standard Atlas, Blue Earth County, Minnesota

    • 1914
    • Full title reads, "Standard Atlas of Blue Earth County, Minnesota, including a plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the county. Map of the state, United States and World. Patrons Directory, Reference Business Directory and...
    • Blue Earth County Historical Society
    • College of St. Catherine, Derham Hall parlor, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1905 - 1906
    • Internal view of one of three original parlors in Derham Hall; this room was located on the first floor to the left of the front entrance of the building. The door leads to what was once a small office containing the only telephone in the building.
    • St. Catherine Library Archives, St. Catherine University
    • Community forestry program, Virginia, Minnesota

    • 1940 - 1941?
    • Form letter correspondence, to Mayor and City Council from C. C. Crosby (President, Range Civic Association) and Howard W. Siegel, (Chairman, Rehabilitation Committee), regarding Range Civic Association's endorsement of a region wide Community...
    • Iron Range Research Center
    • Congregation B'nai Abraham, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1922
    • View of the front exterior of Congregation B'nai Abraham, which occupied what was originally a Methodist church at the corners of 13th Avenue S. and 9th Street in Minneapolis. The Orthodox congregation was founded by Romanian Jews who settled in...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • David Gantman with Torah scrolls, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1930?
    • Butcher David Gantman rescued these Torah scrolls from a St. Paul synagogue (possibly the Sons of Moses) which burned to the ground. The Orthodox Sons of Moses congregation was largely composed of Russian and Romanian Jews, and worshipped in what...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Detached Ward, State Hospital for the Insane, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1900 - 1920
    • Post Card No. 60761, printed in Germany, shows what is today called the St. Peter Regional Treatment Center or the St. Peter State Hospital. The following message was addressed to Miss Nathalie Asp, 18 E. 3rd St., Duluth, Minn: "Dear friend--...
    • Gustavus Adolphus College
    • Standard Atlas of Grant County, Minnesota

    • 1900
    • Plat book of Grant County containing plats of all townships with owner's names, plats of county villages, also maps of the state, the United States and the world also an Outline Map of the county showing locations of townships, villages, roads,...
    • Grant County Historical Society
    • Falls of St. Anthony (old view), Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1890 - 1910
    • Upton's Minnesota Views; view of log jams and debris going over rocks; person sitting on a ledge looking at the falls; buildings (including what could be a sawmill) in background
    • Hennepin County Library, James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library
    • Family and farm of John Marks, Thomson Township, Carlton County, Minnesota

    • 1900 - 1910
    • This shows the John Marks' family farm that was located in section 14 on the Marks Road and bordering the Midway River. Pioneer John Marks brought the first steel plow into the area. Notice the hay rake and hay mower, as well as the plow behind...
    • Esko Historical Society
    • Faust Theater slide show, New Richland, Minnesota

    • 1914 - 1944
    • This set of slides was used in the Faust Theater in New Richland, Minnesota, as part of the entertainment from 1914 through the 1940s. The slide show includes images of local businesses, children, and advertising, as well as national advertising....
    • New Richland Area Historical Society
    • Fourth of July crowd, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1907-07-04
    • A crowd standing around a raised American flag with bird flying overhead, man with bicycle standing on left foreground. It is unclear what the event is - it could possibly be a July 4th celebration at Parade Stadium.
    • Hennepin County Library, James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library
    • Minnesota Bikeways: Map 20 - Central Minnesota, Remer to Aitkin

    • 1980
    • The front side of "Minnesota Bikeways: Map 20 - Central Minnesota" contains a legend of signs and symbols, the larger map, and the map index. The back side contains: a list of county, federal, and municipal parks, national and state forests, and...
    • Minnesota Department of Transportation, Mn/DOT Library
    • Minnesota Bikeways: Map 29 - Central Minnesota, St. Cloud Area

    • 1980
    • The front side of "Minnesota Bikeways: Map 20 Central 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 forests, and state...
    • Minnesota Department of Transportation, Mn/DOT Library

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