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    • A Case for Worthington, Minnesota

    • 1963
    • The Worthington, Minnesota, Chamber of Commerce compiled a report filled with photographs and text regarding the city of Worthington, Minnesota, in support of the city of Worthington as the location of the proposed state college in southwestern...
    • Striegel Archives, Southwest Minnesota State University
    • Wonderful Duluth: 1976 pictorial calendar date book

    • 1975
    • The 1976 date book focused on the then newly-created Spirit Mountain Recreational Area, which overlooks Duluth, Minnesota. There are photographs of facilities like tennis courts, ski trails, villas and the Chalet, as well as of people skiing,...
    • Duluth Public Library
    • Women working on the Mount Sinai Book Fair, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1951
    • The Book Fair, like the Mount Sinai Ball, was a defining Auxiliary fundraiser. Hundreds of volunteers worked year-round on the sale. Books for the sale were donated by individuals, organizations and department stores. The sale itself was held at...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Women and children posing for photo, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota

    • 1890 - 1915
    • Women and children posing for photo. They are in front of a metal framed swing. Looks like either a house or a barn in the backround. Images in this collection were found in the attic of an old farm house in Kandiyohi County formerly owned by...
    • Kandiyohi County Historical Society
    • Apollo Club program, December 26, 1896

    • 1896-12-26
    • Apollo Club program for first concert of second season, at the Lyceum Theatre. Program lists officers, board of directors, membership committee, concert committee, members of the club by singing part, a list of songs performed, lyrics, and a list...
    • Hennepin County Library, James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library
    • Watching the tractor run, Lincoln County, Minnesota

    • 1939
    • The smaller wagon next to the tractor collects the grain after it is run through the threshing machine. The threshing machine separates the grain from the straw, much like today's combine.
    • Lincoln County Historical Society
    • Grey Cloud Island Regional Park Master Plan, Washington County, Minnesota

    • 1994
    • Master plan for the Grey Cloud Island Regional Park. The objective of the master plan is to provide a comprehensive understanding and documentatio of the facility's acquisiont, dvelopment and philosophy based on the site's natural resources,...
    • Washington County - Parks Division
    • Waheoka, Minnesota Territory

    • 1854
    • A map of a proposed community named Waheoka, including streets, blocks, and lots. The Minnesota River is included. The community was apparently to be located in Nicollet County, with southern and eastern boundaries along the Minnesota River,...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • View of Fond du Lac, Minnesota

    • 1930?
    • View of Fond du Lac. One-hundred Thirty-First Avenue West is at the far right. The boat landing is One-hundred Thirty-Third avenue west. Excursion boats like the Montauk (built in 1890) made daily trips along the St. Louis River to Fond du Lac.
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • View of bridge and Minnesota River, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1916-01-31
    • This postcard shows the railroad bridge that was south of St. Peter and is addressed to Miss Nathalie L. Asp, 224 24th Ave. E., Duluth, Minn.. The message on the back reads, "Dear Thalie: It's a shame, should have written long ago and here I never...
    • Gustavus Adolphus College
    • Tyler Tornado aftermath, Tyler, Minnesota

    • 1918-08-22
    • Looking North East where tornado entered city. The trees left standing look like telephone poles, with no branches or leaves.
    • Lincoln County Historical Society
    • Tyler Tornado aftermath, Tyler, Minnesota

    • 1918-08-22
    • Six people looking through debris on the west side of Tyler, Minnesota, after tornado swept through town. It looks like a chair is the only useable item.
    • Lincoln County Historical Society
    • Miracle Pressed Stone Company Concrete Catalog, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1908 - 1909
    • Illustrated trade catalog for concrete blocks, tiles, bricks, and pipes as well as block and pipe molds. Includes photographs of houses, churches, and other buildings built using Miracle blocks and testimonials from satisfied customers across the...
    • Hennepin County Library, James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library
    • Two women and one man, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota

    • 1890 - 1915
    • Two women and two men outside. One man is standing on the porch. The other man is sitting in the grass with a cloth draped around him. It looks like the two women are giving the man in the grass a haircut. Images in this collection were found in...
    • Kandiyohi County Historical Society
    • Two men, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota

    • 1890 - 1915
    • Two men standing on a platform next to barrels. It looks like they could be drilling a well. Images in this collection were found in the attic of an old farm house in Kandiyohi County formerly owned by George Kallevig. Whether these negatives are...
    • Kandiyohi County Historical Society
    • Twelve women and one boy sitting, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota

    • 1890 - 1910
    • Twelve women and one boy sitting on a blanket in the grass. It looks like they are having tea and sandwiches. Peter Bonde was sheriff in Kandiyohi County from 1906-1927. He was known as the Prohibition Sheriff. Images in this collection were taken...
    • Kandiyohi County Historical Society
    • Interview with Valborg Sandahl, Askov, Minnesota

    • 1981-09-14
    • In this oral history conducted in 1981 Valborg Sandahl, 92, describes emmigrating to the U.S from Denmark at age 17. She recounts her life growing up in Waterloo, Iowa, where she met her husband.
    • Pine County Historical Society
    • Interview with Kenneth Wald, Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project

    • 1978-03-24
    • Biographical Information: Wald received his master's degree in forestry. Immediately upon obtaining his degree, he began working as a environmental use planner for the State Department of Natural Resources. Subjects discussed: Background....
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Interview with Rudy Bagge, Askov, Minnesota

    • 1979-07-06
    • In this oral history conducted on 1979 - 07-06 Rudy Bagge describes life on the farm in Askov, Minnesota in 1920 - 1940. His father started the Danish colony. He recounts how rutabagas became a cash crop in the area. He recalls the road...
    • Pine County Historical Society
    • Interview with John Millhone, Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project

    • 1978-04-10
    • Biographical Information: Millhone received his degree in journalism from the University of Missouri in 1950. He was the director of the Iowa Energy Policy Council. In 1975, he was appointed director of the Minnesota Energy Agency. Millhone was...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Interview with Arild Fredrickson, Askov, Minnesota

    • 1979-06-26
    • In this interview conducted 1979-06-26, Arild Fredrickson recalls his father having the first barbershop in Askov, Minnesota. Arild was a line type operator for the Askov American. He remember picnics at Low Landing and Rock Dam. There were...
    • Pine County Historical Society
    • Interview with Donald Olson, Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project

    • 1978-04-18
    • Biographical Information: Olson earned a degree from the University of Minnesota in international relations. While he was in graduate school, he became involved in the anti-war movement of the 60s. He was a potter and taught pottery in a...
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Interview with Margaret Meier, Askov, Minnesota

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    • In this oral history Margaret Meier describes life in Denmark. Her grandfather was a bricklayer, her grandmother carded, spun and wove wool. Her father was manager of a large farm with 11 hired milk girls - her mother was one of them. She...
    • Pine County Historical Society
    • Interview with Ruth Stovring, Askov, Minnesota

    • 1979
    • In this oral history conducted in 1979, Ruth Stovring recounts her father coming to the United States to avoid becoming a German soldier. He came to Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Ruth came to Askov, Minnesota after marrying her husband, Sigrid, because...
    • Pine County Historical Society
    • Interview with Harold Fisher, Askov, Minnesota

    • 1979-06-15
    • In this interview conducted on 1979-06-15, Harold Fisher describes his early years in Askov, Minnesota and his school years at Carlson schoolhouse. He recalls the depression and picking rutabagas. Harold was mayor of Askov when water was brought...
    • Pine County Historical Society
    • Interview with Medora Peterson, Askov, Minnesota

    • 1978-04-20
    • In this oral history conducted on 1978-04-20 Medora Peterson recalls her early life and education in Askov, Minnesota. She paid for college by purchasing war bonds. She met her husband, Hjalmer Peterson, when he was a state representative in...
    • Pine County Historical Society
    • Interview with Wilfred Olesen, Askov, Minnesota

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    • In this oral history Wilfew Olesen tells the history of the Askov Fire Department, which includes building the first Viking pump. He recalls some of the earliest fires. Volunteers received $1.00 per fire. Clarence Morgensen donated the truck...
    • Pine County Historical Society

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