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    • 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: 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

    • 1914?
    • No. 502 People have always watched the aerial bridge. Engineer C.A.P. Turner, of the Gillette-Herzog Manufacturing Company of Minneapolis, designed the Ferry Bridge with Suspended Car Transfer in February 1901, meeting federal specifications. ...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Lift Bridge: Tristan in the harbor, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1950?
    • Lake vessel Tristan moored in the harbor. The Tristan is from the Buckeye Steamship Company fleet. In Cleveland in 1923 Captain Charles Hutchinson's son, John T., organized the Buckeye Steamship Company. Following the death in 1944 of Captain...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Lift Bridge: View from Garfield Avenue, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1973-10-14
    • In this image the Aerial Lift Bridge is seen from Garfield Avenue in the Duluth Harbor. Stacks of timber are awaiting processing. Although the photograph was taken from Garfield Avenue, the timber is most likely in the yard at the Superwood...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Lift Bridge: View of Business District to Canal Park, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1960?
    • The lift span is up; a vessel either just entered the harbor or is soon to exit but the ship is not visible. From the Marshall-Wells sign at the left to the Aerial Bridge is the area known as Canal Park. At the time of this image, there is still...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Lift Bridge: View of Canal Park, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1962?
    • This area is below Superior Street. Superior Street is the main street in downtown Duluth. Minnesota Slip (water), on some 1920s maps called Lake Avenue Slip, is the parking spot for four lake vessels in this photograph. Today this slip holds the...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Lift Bridge: View of Elevator Row on Rice's Point and the Harbor, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1980?
    • Aerial view of Rice's Point, Duluth harbor, waterfront, canal park and Minnesota Point. Duluth's first elevator, Elevator A, was built by the Union Improvement and Elevator Company in 1870 outside of the harbor proper near what is now the Fitger's...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aerial Lift Bridge: View of South Lake Avenue Approach to Bridge, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1961?
    • Lake Avenue is perpendicular to Superior Street in downtown Duluth. Lake Avenue runs up and down the hillside. In Duluth, you are either directed "up the hill" or "down the hill", "away from the Lake" or "toward the Lake." Lake Superior is the...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • An operation at Minneapolis City Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1904
    • A procedure in the operating room at Minneapolis City Hospital; staff pictured from left to right are Alma Wyard, Dr. Newgard, Isabel St. Clair, Dr. Drake, Dr. Owre, Dr. Braasch, a urologist from the Mayo Clinic, and Jeanette Larson (Mrs. Eitel),...
    • Hennepin Medical History Center
    • Anesthesia at The Swedish Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1915
    • A student from The Swedish Hospital School of Nursing is shown applying drops of ether to induce anesthesia during an operation at the hospital. Administering ether to a patient was a delicate art -- too much ether could be fatal.
    • Hennepin Medical History Center
    • Animal capacity at the stockyards, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1918
    • The stockyard industry was a million dollar operation at the turn of the century. The stockyards, completed in September, 1889, could accommodate 5000 cattle, 10,000 hogs, 20,000 sheep, and 500 horses on its 30 acres. Cattle pens are shown.
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • Concordia Society Annual Report (1953), Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1953
    • This is a typed loose paper annual report of the Concordia Society from 1953. The Concordia Society was a benevolent women's society organized October 17, 1901, at the Swedish Hospital of Minneapolis. The Concordia Society was primarily dedicated...
    • Hennepin Medical History Center
    • Atlas of Cottonwood County Minnesota and the World, 1926

    • 1926
    • Hardcover book containing plat maps of the townships of Cottonwood County, Farmer's Directory, and advertising of the leading buinesses in the county. Also has maps of the United States and World in back.
    • Cottonwood County Historical Society
    • Minnesota Bikeways: Map 11 - Northeast Minnesota, Ely and Boundary Waters Area

    • 1981
    • The front side of "Minnesota Bikeways: Map 11 Northeast Minnesota" contains: a map index; a list of county, municipal, and state parks, national and state forests, and state rest areas covered in the map; a "potpourri" article; an inset map of...
    • Minnesota Department of Transportation, Mn/DOT Library
    • Orpheum Theatre Minneapolis Program, Week of February 8, 1914

    • 1914-02
    • Orpheum Theatre program listing events from the week of February 8, 1914. Events include the Orpheum Theatre Orchestra directed by Albert Rudd; Woodward's Posing Dogs; Clara Inge, eccentric comedienne; Musical Cuttys, the world's greatest musical...
    • Hennepin County Library, James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library
    • Heatwole's Dairy Paper, Volume II, Number 7, September 1907

    • 1907-09-01
    • Heatwole's Dairy Paper, Vol. II, No. 7, September 1907. Cover features a photograph of Canary Mercedes' Son, 32954, owned by F. P. Knowles, Auburn, Mass. Cover story: Butter at the State Fair, Splendid Display in the New Dairy Building of High...
    • Northfield Historical Society
    • Schubert Theatre Program, September 18 and 22-25, 1910

    • 1910-09-18
    • Schubert Theatre program listing events on September 18, 22, 23, 24, and 25, 1910: "The City," a play by Clyde Fitche, and "Lulu's Husbands," with Mabel Barrison and Harry Conor, and the original New York cast; musical program: director John P....
    • Hennepin County Library, James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library
    • Schubert Theatre Program, September 11-15, 1910

    • 1910-09-11
    • Schubert Theatre program listing events on September 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15, 1910: "The Lottery Man," a comedy in three acts by Rida Johnson Young, and "The Blue Mouse," a farce by Clyde Fitche; musical program: director John P. Rossiter, "Spirit...
    • Hennepin County Library, James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library
    • Belt Line Brick Company and employees, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1918
    • The Belt Line Brick Company began about 1910 and operated on a 24 hours-per-day basis employing many New Brighton men. It was located east of present-day Sunnyside School. Its operation slowed up in post-World War II years as the plant became...
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • Belt Line Brick Company employees, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1918
    • The Belt Line Brick Company operated a plant in New Brighton beginning in 1910. They ran the business on a 24 hours-per-day basis. Its operation slowed up in post-World War II years as the plant became outmoded. It was dismantled in 1961. The...
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • Belt Line Brick Company, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1930?
    • The Belt Line Brick Company began about 1910 and operated on a 24 hours-per-day schedule. It employed many local men. Its operation slowed down in the post-World War II years as the plant became outmoded. It was razed in 1961. John Zellie and...
    • New Brighton Area 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
    • 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
    • A southwestern Minnesota state college at Granite Falls, Minnesota (a report)

    • 1963?
    • This document, sent to the State Site Selection Committee by the Citizens Committee for Higher Education in Granite Falls, gives facts and information in support of the city of Granite Falls as the site of the proposed state college in...
    • Striegel Archives, Southwest Minnesota State University
    • A southwestern Minnesota state college at Granite Falls, Minnesota

    • 1963
    • This document presents a statistical comparison of Granite Falls' demographics and community information with other cities in southwestern Minnesota, given in support of the City of Granite City as the site for the proposed state college in...
    • Striegel Archives, Southwest Minnesota State University
    • Demise of stockyards, New Brighton, Minnesota

    • 1919
    • Undue influences by the railroad and sanitation problems forced the operation to close in 1901. After the packing industry left the New Brighton area, the pens were used for many years for feeding and watering livestock before they were shipped to...
    • New Brighton Area Historical Society
    • Double End Car, Twin City Rapid Transit, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1931-09-03
    • Design drawing, including a plan and elevation of Twin City Rapid Transit streetcar #1230, rebuilt for double ended operation on the one-mile shuttle that ran with Fort Snelling to the upper post.
    • Minnesota Streetcar Museum
    • Dredging the Mississippi River, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1935-11-05
    • Snow dusts the landscape of St. Paul while dredging operations continue in the Upper Mississippi River and St. Paul harbor. This dredging operation was undertaken as a part of improvements to the harbor, river, and other bodies of water in and...
    • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District

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