Gustavus Adolphus College senior thesis, "Why Do Free Citizens Endorse Socialism?", handwritten by Adolph O. Eberhart in 1895 and submitted in fulfillment of a requirement for the Bachelor of Arts Degree. The content of the essay, written in English, reflects political questions of the time and is an articulately-written discussion. It was included in the commencement ceremony held on May 23, 1895 as the "Oration with Valedictory". Adolph O. Eberhart served in various public offices, then as elected representative in the Minnesota Legislature 1902 - 1905, Lieutenant Governor 1906 - 1909, and Governor 1909 -1914.
A close view portrait of Sarah B. Stearns in mid-life, wearing a dress with elaborate sleeves, and a cameo. Stearns was an advocate of women's suffrage and was the first woman to serve on the Duluth School Board.
University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
Born on June 2, 1851 in Angelica, New York and well-educated in law, Charles E. d'Autremont, Jr. moved to Duluth on a whim in 1882 with his family. He soon began to make a name for himself, becoming county attorney in 1884 and running for state Attorney General in 1888. In 1892 d'Autremont was elected mayor and served two efficient but unremarkable terms. After his tenure he was heavily and successfully involved in mining throughout western North America. He died in Angelica, New York on July 25, 1919.
Portrait of Judge Oliver Olson [1851-1924]. Mr. Olson came to Otter Tail County in 1870. He was appointed clerk of the probate court. In 1894 he was elected judge of probate court. Mr. Olson also ran a successful insurance business.