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    • Zumbro River, Zumbro Township, Minnesota

    • 1917-06-12
    • Construction of the Lake Zumbro Hydroelectric Power Plant dam began in this area of the Zumbro River in 1917. The structure was designed by noted hydroelectric engineer, Hugh Lincoln Cooper. The dam, completed in 1919, is owned by Rochester...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Zumbro River flooding Mayo Park during the 1908 flood, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1908-06-23
    • After several days of drenching rains along the Zumbro River basin, the river overflowed its banks in Rochester early on the morning of early on June 26, 1908. The river rose at a rapid rate (four feet in 20 minutes) and did extensive damage to...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Zumbro Flour Mill, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1879-06-28
    • The Zumbro Flour Mill was owned by John M. Cole. This mechanical drawing provides a cross section of the mill and includes details on the water wheel, separator, cockle machine, bran duster, purifier, wheat bins, stock hopper, flour bins, grading...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Zion Lutheran Church, Morris, Minnesota

    • 1900 - 1920
    • Exterior view of the Zion Lutheran Church, built circa 1897 and demolished circa 1924. Women sat on the left side and men on the right side. Lender was baptized in this church.
    • Stevens County Museum and Historical Society
    • Zion Evangelical Church, Sleepy Eye, Minnesota

    • 1890
    • St. Paul's College in St. Paul Park, organized in 1889 offered both a preparatory and collegiate course. St. Paul's was organized and supported by the Northern German Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. This conference included German...
    • Minnesota Annual Conference United Methodist Church
    • Zion Evangelical Church, Sleepy Eye, Minnesota

    • 1921
    • Photograph showing the front exterior of Zion Evangelical Church. The brick and stucco building had two entrances and a square steeple. This church was dedicated November 27, 1921. This is the third building of this congregation and cost $24,000.
    • Minnesota Annual Conference United Methodist Church
    • Zenith Furnace, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1917 - 1920
    • Zenith Furnace Company opened in 1902. This complex eventually included a blast furnace, a coal dock, and sixty-five coke ovens located on eighty acres of land along St. Louis Bay. The company produced pig iron, was active in the wholesale coal...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Zenith Furnace Company, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1920?
    • View of blast furnaces at this pig iron manufacturing site at South Fifty-eighth Avenue West and the Northern Pacific Railway tracks.
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Zenith Furnace Company, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1930?
    • View of blast furnaces at this pig iron manufacturing site at South Fifty-eighth Avenue West and the Northern Pacific Railway tracks.
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Zenith Furnace Company, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1905?
    • This is the West Duluth plant of the Zenith Furnace Company. West Duluth is a neighborhood of Duluth. Captain August B. Wolvin bought the aging blast furnace at this Fifty-seventh Avenue West location, modernized it and organized Zenith Furnace...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Zachris Peter Hedberg home, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1900?
    • This was once the home of the Zachris Peter Hedberg family in St. Peter. The house is located on the southwest corner of the intersection of Fourth and Walnut Streets, facing Fourth Street. Zachris is sitting in a chair on the lawn, below his...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Young woman and child at Faribault House, Shakopee, Minnesota

    • 1890?
    • Exterior view of the Oliver Faribault house in the background. Young woman with walking stick sitting on the lawn next to a small child in a rocking chair, holding a walking stick. This image is a reprint from Patricia Cates.
    • Scott County Historical Society
    • Young People's Association District Convention, Sleepy Eye, Minnesota

    • 1918
    • Attendees of the Young People's Alliance, District Convention at the Sleepy Eye Evangelical Church pose in front of the church on the lawn. This movement won approval of the General Conference in 1891. It was the organization which had been...
    • Minnesota Annual Conference United Methodist Church
    • Young Men's Christian Association building, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1937?
    • The intersection of Third Avenue West and Second Street of downtown Duluth. The YMCA was organized in Duluth in 1882, and this building built in 1916. The YMCA building held offices of the American Bible Society and the Duluth Council of Churches.
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Young men's basketball team at the Jewish Educational Center in St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1940?
    • A group of young men in basketball uniforms stand with their coach for this photograph. The programming arm of the J. E. C., known as the Jewish Center Activities Association, oversaw social and recreational activities at the Center.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Young man with camera on the shore of Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota

    • 1905 - 1910
    • This young man is holding a box camera, sitting on a fallen tree. Perhaps he arrived across the reedy bay by the canoe that is drawn upon the shore. Message says friends waved their kerchiefs as the train passed by.
    • Westonka Historical Society
    • Yearbook 1948 Concordia Society, Swedish Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1948
    • This Concordia Society Yearbook includes membership listing, the president's address, and various committee reports including financials. The Concordia Society was a benevolent women's society organized October 17, 1901, at the Swedish Hospital of...
    • Hennepin Medical History Center
    • Yard of the B. F. Paul home, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1900?
    • This photograph shows the yard of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Paul of St. Peter. They appear in the photo along with Katie Moss. Katie is watering plants.
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Wrenshall Brickyard, Wrenshall, Minnesota

    • 1900?
    • Brickyard workers pose in front of a stack of bricks; bricks are stacked in this manner to allow the heat to dry them.
    • Carlton County Historical Society
    • Wreckage of the Broadway Bridge, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1929
    • This photograph shows the badly damaged Broadway Bridge in St. Peter after a portion of its deck collapsed under the load of a heavy truck. The bridge was repaired and moved to one side in order to allow construction of a new bridge on the...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Woyazanska - Tuberculosis

    • 1908
    • This pamphlet was used to educate Dakota people about Tuberculosis. The Santee Normal Training School instructed Dakota children in the Dakota language. These children came from families who were removed from Minnesota to Nebraska after the...
    • Synod of Lakes and Prairies, Presbyterian Church
    • Worship of the Sun

    • 1852
    • This is a print by the artist and military officer Seth Eastman, who was stationed in Minnesota before statehood. It shows a Native American ceremony.
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • World War I: The Home Front in Minnesota

    • 2012-07-31
    • Immediately after signing the Declaration of War against Germany on April 6, 1917 President Woodrow Wilson issued an appeal to all citizens to support the government of the United States. (Mankato Free Press, April 6, 1917, p. 1). Many responded to...
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    • World War I: Home Front in Minnesota - Alien Enemy Registration

    • 2012-07-31
    • On the same day that Congress declared war on Germany, President Woodrow Wilson announced a set of regularions, controlling the activities of alien enemies. The regularions specifically identified alien enemies as German males, fourteen years or...
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    • Working on the River

    • 2012-05
    • This guide uses primary resources to help students understand, visualize and evaluate the economic and transportation opportunities provided by the many rivers in Minnesota. Personal accounts from three early settlers help learners uncover the...
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    • Working drawing for Rochester Public Library, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1936
    • Harold H. Crawford designed this building for the Rochester Public Library. The architectural drawing shows details of the building. Architect Peter Bross was an associate on this project, dealing primarily with mechanical engineering aspects. ...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Working drawing for Rochester Public Library, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1936
    • Harold H. Crawford designed this building for the Rochester Public Library. The architectural drawing shows details of the building. Architect Peter Bross was an associate on this project, dealing primarily with mechanical engineering aspects. ...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Working drawing for Rochester Public Library, Rochester, Minnesota

    • 1936
    • Harold H. Crawford designed this building for the Rochester Public Library. The architectural drawing shows elevations of the building. Architect Peter Bross was an associate on this project, dealing primarily with mechanical engineering...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society

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