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    • Portraint of Wanda Gag, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1913-11
    • Portrait of Wanda Gag in a kimono. Painting was completed in St. Paul for an art class at the St. Paul Art Institute.
    • Rockford Area Historical Society
    • "Tribe of Pezehkee" mural painting, Glenwood, Minnesota

    • 1990-06
    • Mural painting, "White Bear Captures the Warrior Princess." One of a series of paintings by Gustav Krollmann which illustrate Alice Thorson's novel, "The Tribe of Pezhekee." Photograph by Paul Barsness.
    • Pope County Historical Society
    • First Pera Home in 1900, Thomson Township, Carlton County, Minnesota

    • 1930 - 1960
    • This painting by W. Gillette depicts the First Pera family home that was built in 1900 but destroyed by the 1918 Forest Fire. Also in the frame is the Pera family's home built after the 1918 Forest Fire. W. Gillette was a relative through marriage...
    • Esko Historical Society
    • Palkie Gristmill, Thomson Township, Carlton County, Minnesota

    • 1890 - 1965
    • This oil painting by John Ruikka (April 16, 1880, to May, 1965) depicts the original Palkki gristmill, which was built on the Midway River and located on property of pioneer Erick Palkki. It was used from 1878 to approximately 1916, was built by...
    • Esko Historical Society
    • M-A-Quah E-Quay or "Bear Woman"

    • 1980 - 1985
    • This watercolor drawing depicts ""Bear Woman,"" a strong Chippewa woman with a bear crown. In the background another bear wades toward the reeds and the shoreline. This is one print in a series created for the Freshwater Society in Excelsior,...
    • Westonka Historical Society
    • Kee-Neow, Nee-Bee or "Eagle Water"

    • 1983
    • This watercolor drawing depicts ""Eagle Water,"" a strong Chippewa man with an eagle crown. In the background another eagle soars above the shoreline with a fish clutched in its claws. This is one print in a series created for the Freshwater...
    • Westonka Historical Society
    • Portrait of Marcus J. Davis, Mayor 1890-1891, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1891?
    • Marcus J. Davis, like many Duluth pioneers, was involved in the grain business and a stockholder in the Duluth & Winnipeg Railroad. He was not a native of Minnesota, being born in Oswego County, New York in 1841. He began his political career...
    • Duluth Public Library
    • Portrait of Charles D'Autremont, Jr., Mayor 1892-1893, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1895
    • Born on June 2, 1851 in Angelica, New York and well-educated in law, Charles E. d'Autremont, Jr. moved to Duluth on a whim in 1882 with his family. He soon began to make a name for himself, becoming county attorney in 1884 and running for state...
    • Duluth Public Library
    • Portrait of John Drew, Mayor 1876-1879, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1879?
    • John Drew, a successful businessman, was born in Connecticut in April 1817 and moved to Duluth in 1869. By the time he was elected mayor in 1876, Duluth was in a grave financial state. The city's debt was so large that in order to get any...
    • Duluth Public Library
    • Portrait of Roland D. Haven, Mayor 1908-1909, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1909
    • Roland D. Haven was born the son of a carpenter on October 17, 1866 in Sudbury, Vermont. In 1883 he moved to Minnesota and worked as a carpenter in Northfield, St. Paul, and Minneapolis before reolcating to Duluth in 1889 and becoming a factory...
    • Duluth Public Library
    • Portrait of Joshua B. Culver, Mayor 1870-1871, 1883, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1889
    • The first mayor of Duluth, Joshua B. Culver, was born on Sept. 12, 1829 in Armenia, New York. Culver first came to Duluth in the 1850s when he surveyed and plotted the town site. He fought for the Union in the American Civil War, where he rose to...
    • Duluth Public Library
    • Portrait of Sidney Luce, Mayor 1872, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1896
    • Sidney Luce, Duluth's second mayor, was born in Kingsville, Ohio, on September 19, 1819. He moved to the Duluth area in the mid-1850s and served as registrar for the U.S. Land Office. He built Duluth's first commercial structure, a warehouse at...
    • Duluth Public Library
    • Portrait of Carl Rudolf Berghult, Mayor 1937-1941, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1941?
    • Carl Rudolf Berghult was the first native-born Duluth mayor. Born on April 15, 1905 and elected in 1937, he was also the nation's youngest mayor of a city of over 100,000 people. As mayor, he secured government funding for the Blatnik Bridge and...
    • Duluth Public Library
    • Portrait of John B. Sutphin, Mayor 1886-1889, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1889
    • John B. Sutphin was the last mayor of the village of Duluth and the first mayor of the rebord city of Duluth. He was born in 1848 in New Jersey, and he arrived in Duluth at the age of 20. He was elected as village mayor in 1886 and reelected to the...
    • Duluth Public Library
    • Portrait of Horace B. Moore, Mayor 1885, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1890
    • Horace B. Moore, born in 1843, was employed with a lumber company before his stint in public office. In 1885 he was elected almost unanimously as the village mayor. Although his time in office was short, only one year, he enjoyed several successful...
    • Duluth Public Library
    • Portrait of Peter Dean, Mayor 1875, 1880, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1880?
    • Peter Dean was born in New York City in 1828 and worked in a number of professions in several towns around Michigan before moving to Duluth. He was elected to office twice, once as Mayor of the City of Duluth (1875) and again as President of the...
    • Duluth Public Library
    • Portrait of Trevanion W. Hugo , Mayor 1900-1903, 1920, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1903?
    • Trevanion W. Hugo was born in Boddinoc, Cornwall, England on July 29, 1848 but spent most of his youth in Kinston, Ontario. In 1881 he and his family moved to Duluth, and he soon became an alderman and president of the city council for eight years....
    • Duluth Public Library
    • Portrait of Eugene Lambert, Mayor 1956-1959, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1959?
    • Eugene Lambert was the first mayor under a new system eschewing the "commissioner" model. He was born in Duluth on November 5, 1915. He served in the military until 1946 and worked in labor relations until his election in 1956. As mayor, Lambert...
    • Duluth Public Library
    • Portrait of Emil Clifford Mork, Mayor 1959-1962, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1959
    • Emil Clifford Mork, who usually only used his first initial, was born in Duluth on August 22, 1905. He and his wife operated Mork Food Supply, a business started by Mork's father. Mork was also involved in the Minnesota Food Retailers Association...
    • Duluth Public Library
    • Portrait of George W. Johnson, Mayor 1945-1953, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1953?
    • George W. Johnson, born December 22, 1894, was a Minnesota state legislator from 1925-1937, serving as Speaker of the House for the last two years. He was elected mayor on April 3, 1945, and he served for two terms. During his time in office he...
    • Duluth Public Library
    • Portrait of Clarence R. Magney, Mayor 1917-1920, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1920?
    • Clarence Magney is better known as a judge than a mayor. Born January 11, 1883 in Wisconsin, he was a successful lawyer until his election as Duluth mayor in 1917. During his stint as mayor, Magney worked to preserve and increase Duluth's parkland...
    • Duluth Public Library
    • Portrait of William I. Prince, Mayor 1913-1917, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1917?
    • Born in Camden, Ohio on October 11, 1867, William I. Prince was a very successful banker in Bessemer, Michigan. He was later elected mayor of Bessemer for three terms, after which he relocated to Duluth, Minnesota in 1902 to organize the City...
    • Duluth Public Library
    • Portrait of Ray T. Lewis, Mayor 1894-1895, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1909
    • Captain Ray T. Lewis, born in 1940 in Brunswick, Maine, was a man of the sea. He sailed around the world several times before eventually moving to Duluth in 1886, where he became a successful real estate businessman. In 1894 he was elected mayor,...
    • Duluth Public Library
    • Portrait of Henry Truelsen, Mayor 1896-1900, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1910
    • Born on Oct. 20, 1844 in Schleswig, a Danish territory, Henry Truelsen worked in a variety of trades before entering political life. As president of the Duluth Board of Public Works, he led a battle for public ownership of the city's water supply...
    • Duluth Public Library
    • Portrait of Edward Hatch, Mayor 1941-1945, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1945?
    • Edward Hatch, a native of Truro, Devonshire, England, came to the United States 1887 at the age of five. He worked with several mining companies in Eveleth, Minnesota before becoming postmaster there from 1911-1914. In 1917 he was elected mayor of...
    • Duluth Public Library
    • Portrait of Dr. John A. McCuen, Mayor 1912, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1924
    • "Doc" John A. McCuen, born on July 17, 1864 in Guelph, Ontario, was better known as the St. Louis County Coroner than as mayor. Elected in 1912, McCuen was the last mayor under the old aldermanic system of government. He declined to run for a...
    • Duluth Public Library
    • Portrait of Samuel F. Snively, Mayor 1921-1937, Duluth, Minnesota

    •  
    • Duluth's longest-serving mayor, Samuel Frisby Snively, was born on November 24, 1859 in Cumberland, Pennsylvania. After earning a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania, he and a friend opened a law firm in Duluth in 1886. They did very...
    • Duluth Public Library

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