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    • Young women members of the Sunshine Club in Virginia, Minnesota

    • 1918
    • The Sunshine Club of Virginia was a young women's service and social club. The club's Americanized name suggests the second generation's disposition to claim their American identity: first generation organization names would have likely been...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Young members of the first class at Torah Academy, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1945
    • Torah Academy was founded in 1945 on the North Side of Minneapolis. The school serves children K-8 and provides instruction in both Hebrew studies and traditional academic areas. The children in the picture include, left to right, Renee and Rita...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Yearbook of the Church of the Redeemer First Universalist, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1921
    • Yearbook of the Church of the Redeemer First Universalist for 1921 including: lists of Pastor, Choir, Officers and Trustees, General Church Committee and reports. These reports include the pastor's annual report - statistics, the year in general,...
    • Hennepin County Library, James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library
    • Yearbook board (before), Northfield, Minnesota

    • 1892?
    • First of a pair of posed images showing the board of the Class of 1893 Algol (Carleton yearbook) in a tidy, energetic "before" stage, and in an exhausted, worn-out "after" stage. Pictured are: Elmer Lanpher Coffeen; Katherine L. Donaldson; Alice...
    • Carleton College Archives
    • World War I soldiers on parade, Morris, Minnesota

    • 1918?
    • Parade of the first soldiers who left Morris for training camp during World War I. Businesses in the background are, from the left: Stewart's Mill, Stewart's Mill Office, Max Trantow's Saloon, the Stevens County Creamery, and Walker Towle [dry...
    • Stevens County Museum and Historical Society
    • Women's Christian Temperance Union Temple in Windom, Minnesota

    • 1900
    • An exterior view of a two story building that was built in 1892. The Women's Christian Temperance Union Temple (W. C. T. U.) was first used for lectures, and later used for purposes ranging from traveling shows to funerals.
    • Cottonwood County Historical Society
    • Winter view, Roseau, Minnesota

    • 1893
    • Winter view of Roseau in 1893. It is believed to be the first picture taken of Roseau. The winter stagecoach is loading people in front of the hotel. O. B. Ekman's Land Office is across the street and Lindberg's Store is the building with the...
    • Roseau County Historical Society
    • Winter in downtown, Princeton, Minnesota

    • 1922
    • Downtown Princeton at the corner of First Street and Main Street by Mark & Son's store following a snowstorm.
    • Mille Lacs County Historical Society
    • Winslow House, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1907 - 1918
    • This building was originally constructed in 1855 as the Winslow House in St. Peter. It has been used for several other purposes over the years. The building still stands, minus the original top floor, on the northwest corner of the intersection...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Winslow House, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1908?
    • This building was built by James M. Winslow in 1855 as a hotel in St. Peter. The building has had many owners over the years. It served as a hospital during the Dakota Conflict in 1862 and as the first location of the St. Peter State Hospital. ...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • 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
    • William Crooks locomotive, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1934
    • The William Crooks was the first locomotive to operate in Minnesota. Constructed in 1861, it provided service a year later for the Saint Paul and Pacific Railroad, a company that eventually became part of the Great Northern Railway. James J....
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • William Crooks locomotive, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1938
    • The William Crooks was the first locomotive to operate in Minnesota. Constructed in 1861, it arrived on a river barge in Saint Paul. It provided service in 1862 for the Saint Paul and Pacific Railroad, a company that eventually became part of the...
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • William Crooks locomotive, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1938
    • The William Crooks was the first locomotive to operate in Minnesota. Constructed in 1861, it first provided service a year later for the Saint Paul and Pacific Railroad, a company that eventually became part of the Great Northern Railway. James...
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • William Crooks locomotive, Morris, Minnesota

    • 1905-05-24
    • View of the William Crooks Locomotive, the first railroad engine in Minnesota. Left to right, #2 Wm. E Litchfield,#3 Col. Wm. Crooks (namesake for the locomotive). #4 Mr. Willmar, #5 Charles A. F. Morris (namesake for Morris, MN).
    • Stevens County Museum and Historical Society
    • William A. Pryor and Company, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1893?
    • William A. Pryor and Company Abstracts, Real Estate, and Mortgage business; identified men; 16 north third avenue west in First National bank building in 1893
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Willam and Ida (DeMars) Perry of Lake Johanna area, Arden Hills, Minnesota

    • 1930
    • William and Ida (DeMars) Perry operated the beach facilities at Lake Johanna in present-day Arden Hills for many years. William was the son of Charles Perry, who came to the Lake Johanna area in 1849, and the grandson of Abraham Perry, one of the...
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • Will S. Pitt Building, Main Street, Crosby, Minnesota

    • 1920?
    • The Will S. Pitt Building was built on Main Street in Crosby, Minnesota, in 1914. Here it houses the Crosby Crucible newspaper, Will S. Pitt Real Estate, and the First State Bank.
    • Cuyuna Iron Range Heritage Network
    • Wilder grain elevator with train, Wilder, Minnesota

    • 1909
    • Looking west from the Wilder crossing before 1909. The first Wilder depot is seen in the center just right of the train. The Wilder grain elevators are visible in the distance.
    • Jackson County Historical Society
    • Whittier School, Princeton, Minnesota

    • 1885
    • The Whittier School was built in 1867 and was one of the first schools in Princeton. Raleigh Herdliska built a home on the corner of this lot after the school was torn down.
    • Mille Lacs County Historical Society
    • Whittier School, Princeton, Minnesota

    • 1885
    • The Whittier School was built in 1867 and was one of the first schools in Princeton. Raleigh Herdliska built a home on the corner of this lot after the school was torn down.
    • Mille Lacs County Historical Society
    • Wheeler Field, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1973-06-09
    • Aerial view of Wheeler Field and playground at 3501 Grand Avenue with its baseball diamonds and tennis courts. Henry Wakeman Wheeler (1821-1906) a first settler, arrived in Duluth in April of 1855; a 28 acre tract of land between 34-37 Avenue West...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Whaleback launch in shipyard, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1888
    • First whaleback launching at Garfield shipyard; spectators
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Westport Church, Westport Township, Minnesota

    • 1953
    • Westport Church built in 1870, razed 1955. The church was built by popular subscription and was used by various denominations - Presbyterian, Methodist, Lutheran. By 1915 it was associated with the Villard Methodist Church. The building was also...
    • Pope County 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
    • West End Advertiser Newsboys, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1910?
    • Newsboys for the West End Advertiser and publisher George M. Jensen (lower right in the derby hat) at Twenty First Avenue West and First Street in Duluth's West End. The West End Advertiser was the precursor to Jensen's Duluth Free Press.
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • West Duluth, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1928-12-16
    • This is a view of Seventy First Avenue West and Grand Avenue. The Fairmont Park loop allows streetcars to turn around. Fairmont Park is home to the Duluth zoo. At the far right is a neighborhood grocery store.
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • West Duluth Oneota School, Duluth, Minnesota

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    • Brick Oneota school built in 1888 at 4420 West First Street; designed by architect Oliver Traphagen; the building also served as the Oneota Village Council Chambers before the village of Oneota became part of West Duluth; brick and brownstone with...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • West Central School of Agriculture, Morris, Minnesota

    • 1914?
    • Members of a cooking class, from left to right: Stella Carlson, Lena Andert, Selma Thompson, Anna Peterson, Ella Tinseth, Miss Estenson, Agnes Aanerud, Selma Page. Note on back by donor reads "Believed to be the first class at W.C. If not the...
    • Stevens County Museum and Historical Society
    • Wesley Nixon, telegraph operator, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1930?
    • Wesley Nixon was a telegraph operator at the Bulwer Junction depot in New Brighton for over 40 years. His father, Charles Nixon, lived at the depot and was one of its first station agents. The New Brighton Area Historical Society has renovated the...
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • Wenstrom Furniture Store, St. James, Minnesota

    • 1905
    • Interior view of the first Furniture store in St. James. It faced west in the middle of the block, opposite the hospital. Owned by the Wenstrom family.
    • Watonwan County Historical Center
    • Watson and Moses Building, Northfield, Minnesota

    • 1890
    • Exterior view of the Watson and Moses Store building. The store was on the first level and the Rice County Journal offices were on the second floor.
    • Northfield Historical Society
    • Watonwan County's first courthouse, St. James, Minnesota

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    • Madelia was Watonwan's first county seat, from 1860-1878. The first courthouse building is the one pictured but was since razed. In 1878 the county the seat was relocated to St. James.
    • Watonwan County Historical Center
    • Washington Avenue, Detroit, Minnesota

    • 1909
    • Overview of a busy day on Washington Avenue in Detroit, Minnesota (became Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, in 1926). Some businesses that can be seen are W.L. Corbett & Co Groceries, Restaurant, Merchant and Tailor, City Bakery, Lillian, First National...
    • Becker County Historical Society

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