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    • 2009 Saint Paul Almanac

    • 2009
    • The Saint Paul Almanac is an annual calendar and guide to take the curious urban adventurer through the year of 2009 in Minnesota's capital city. The Saint Paul Almanac brings the diverse Saint Paul community together via city-wide events and...
    • Saint Paul Almanac
    • 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
    • 8th Reserve Battalion at Lager Lechfeld, Germany

    • 1888
    • Lager Lechfeld is a small town in Bavaria, Germany. It has been the site of a German military triaining camp since 1864 and a prisoner of war camp since 1870.
    • Saint John's Abbey
    • "'Man Never Is, But Always To Be Blest'," an editorial cartoon by "Bart"

    • 1909
    • In this cartoon's upper frame, the forecast for Sunday is fair weather, so a father, mother, and two children plan an outing in the park to feed the ducks. In the lower frame, it is pouring rain, much to the ducks' delight, and the family is...
    • Gustavus Adolphus College
    • "Another Blot," an editorial cartoon by "Bart"

    • 1913
    • This cartoon, published on February 24, 1913, in the Minneapolis Journal, refers to the front page story covering the assassination of the former president of Mexico, Francisco Madero, and his vice president, Jose Pino Suarez. General Huerta was...
    • Gustavus Adolphus College
    • "Another Case of Child Labor," an editorial cartoon by "Bart"

    • 1907
    • Published on February 1, 1907, this cartoon portrays a Japanese-American child, labeled "Little Jap in San Francisco" and carrying on his back a large bundle with the words "Cause of war with the United States" on it. Within the bundle is a...
    • Gustavus Adolphus College
    • "Back on the Farm--Science and Practice," an editorial cartoon by "Bart"

    • 1904
    • Published on Thursday, March 24, 1904, this cartoon pokes fun at agriculture education. The published version's sub-caption reads, "Phineas (the Farm School Graduate)--'Isn't it strange that with all the wonderful development of the science of...
    • Gustavus Adolphus College
    • "How About the Vote Buyer?," an editorial cartoon by "Bart"

    • 1900 - 1940
    • A well-dressed, paunchy vote buyer stands in front of the Capitol Building, while the scrawny vote seller is chased away by a policeman armed with a billy-club. At the buyer's feet lies a scroll that states, "Public office is a private trust. ...
    • Gustavus Adolphus College
    • "It Is Up to Congress to Say Which," an editorial cartoon by "Bart"

    • 1909
    • Published on Thursday, May 6, 1909, this cartoon is divided into two frames. The upper frame shows wheat from Canada being led to flour mills in the United States by the "Tariff Provision by which Canadian wheat may be milled in the United States...
    • Gustavus Adolphus College
    • "Let Ole Do It" 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
    • "No Third Party Needed," an editorial cartoon by "Bart"

    • 1912?
    • Uncle Sam holds the Hay Pauncefot Treaty regarding Panama Canal tolls while John Bull (England) presents him with a Protest as Arbitration looks on. Uncle Sam says to John Bull, "Sit down, John. Let's look it over. We don't need any interpreter...
    • Gustavus Adolphus College
    • "Our Nations Most Tragic Accident," Slayton, Minnesota

    • 1940-09-21
    • It was known at the time as "Our Nation's Most Tragic Accident" in which two vehicles met in a head-on collision on April 21, 1940. Twelve victims were killed and one survived in this horrible accident.
    • Murray County Historical Society
    • A cottage at Hopewell Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1916-11-15
    • An external view of a cottage at Hopewell Hospital, Minneapolis City Hospital's quarantine hospital and tuberculosis sanatorium. It operated from 1907-1924 and was later renamed Parkview Sanatorium.
    • Hennepin Medical History Center
    • Development of the Southwest Minnesota State College, Marshall, Minnesota

    • 1966-12-14
    • This document gives the mission statement and guidelines for opening a new state college in southwestern Minnesota. This documents does not give a creator, but it was apparently created by a state department or committee, probably within the...
    • Striegel Archives, Southwest Minnesota State University
    • Adath Jeshurun, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1959?
    • A photograph showing the front exterior of Adath Jeshurun Synagogue. Adath Jeshurun was founded 1884. It joined together two groups of Jews--immigrants from Russia and Romania--that had settled on Minneapolis's South Side. The building in the...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Addition to St. Benedict's Industrial School, St. Joseph, Minnesota

    • 1887?
    • Early ventures in St. Joseph, Minnesota (1880-1890). Because the government opened the contract for any number of students to attend St. Benedict's Industrial School, an addition was constructed on the west end of Marmion Hall so that the building...
    • Saint Benedict's Monastery
    • The Mankatonian, Volume 2, Issue 2, October 1892

    • 1892-10
    • The Mankatonian was a monthly magazine published by the students at the Mankato State Normal School from 1891-1913. It was published during the school year and a few summer sessions and included: summaries of school activities (sports, clubs,...
    • University Archives, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato
    • The Mankatonian, Volume 25, Issue 7, April 1913

    • 1913-04
    • The Mankatonian was a monthly magazine published by the students at the Mankato State Normal School from 1891-1913. It was published during the school year and a few summer sessions and included: summaries of school activities (sports, clubs,...
    • University Archives, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato
    • Minnesota Year Book for 1851

    • 1851
    • Travel guide and miscellanea useful to recent immigrants to Minnesota.
    • College of Saint Benedict - Saint John's University
    • Plat Book of Goodhue County, Minnesota

    • 1921?
    • Plat book of Goodhue County, Minnesota; containing an outline map of the county and plats of all townships showing location of roads, schools, churches, railroads, streams, etc.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, John R. Borchert Map Library
    • Minnesota Year Book for 1852

    • 1852
    • Travel guide and miscellanea useful to recent immigrants to Minnesota.
    • College of Saint Benedict - Saint John's University
    • Plat Book of Goodhue County, Minnesota

    • 1921?
    • Plat book of Goodhue County, Minnesota; containing an outline map of the county and plats of all townships showing location of roads, schools, churches, railroads, streams, etc.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, John R. Borchert Map Library
    • Aerial Bridge: Marshall-Wells Hardware Company Duluth

    • 1906?
    • The information on this post card says Crowd leaving bridge; The Aerial Bridge; Miniature Train, White City. Joyland White City was the name of the amusement park at the end of Minnesota Point at Oatka Park. It was named White City based upon the...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Bridge: South Lake Avenue, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1919
    • Marshall-Wells Hardware merchandise is loaded and ready for delivery to various railroad lines for transport. The first horse-drawn sleigh will take the orders packed into it to the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha depot. The truck behind...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Bridge: Whaleback Leaving Duluth-Superior Harbor Loaded With Ore, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1910?
    • Whaleback is an unusual ship design with steel hulls (body of the vessel) and rounded decks (boat, hurricane, main -which is the lowest full-length deck in a ship's hull, and spar are all decks at different levels) which was introduced by the...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Bridge: William E. Cory leaves Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1910?
    • The Chicago Shipbuilding Company of Chicago, a subsidiary of the American Shipbuilding Company, built the steamer William E. Cory for the Pittsburgh Steamship Company in 1904. The vessel dimensions are 569' X 56' X 31'. She sailed from Chicago on...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Lift Bridge, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1930?
    • Small post card of the aerial lift bridge with the span up and an outbound lake vessel in the canal. On Monday, July 1, 1929, the suspended car made its last trip across the canal. The bridge's modification to operate with a lift span began on...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Lift Bridge: Aerial View from Lake Superior, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1954?
    • The parallel concrete piers jut out into the lake forming the canal leading to the harbor. Since its remodeling into a lift bridge in 1930, every vessel passes under the Aerial Lift Bridge's raised span. In this view the span is down, and traffic...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Lift Bridge: Aerial View from Lake Superior, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1959?
    • The parallel concrete piers jut out into the lake forming the canal leading to the harbor. Since its remodeling into a lift bridge in 1930, every vessel passes under the Aerial Lift Bridge's raised span. In this view the span is down, and traffic...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Lift Bridge: Aerial View of Duluth Canal and Harbor

    • 1944-1952
    • On Monday, July 1, 1929, the suspended car made its last trip across the canal. The bridge's modification to operate with a lift span began on April 8, 1929, with a low bid of $448,000 by the Kansas City Bridge Company. The Aerial Lift Bridge was...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Lift Bridge: Aerial View of Duluth Harbor and downtown, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1973-06-09
    • A ship heads toward the canal to exit the Duluth harbor. The span is up on the Aerial Lift Bridge to allow the vessel to pass. The discoloration in the water around the ship could be fuel or other residue from vessel traffic in the harbor....
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections

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