The Jesse James - Younger gang fled to Northfield MN after a failed Bank robbery. Young Sorbel recognized the gang as they passed his Hanska farm. Bob, Cole and Jim Younger would eventually surrender to this seven-man posse 8 miles west of Madelia on the banks of the Watonwan River. Charlie Pitts died in the shootout.
Left to Right: Bob Younger; Cole Younger; and Jim Younger; portraits of the three notorious Younger . The Younger Brothers were captured by a local posse on September 21, 1876, on the bank of the Watonwan River.
Group portrait of the posse that captured the Younger Brothers (Cole Younger, Jim Younger, and Bob Younger) at Madelia, Minnesota in September of 1876. The Younger Brothers were members of the James-Younger Gang.
The Justice of the Peace docket is a handwritten record of civil and criminal cases heard by Justices of the Peace in Otsego, Minnesota from 1884 to 1921. These records include the names of plaintiffs and defendants, arresting constables, evidence presented, and judgments made. These details reflect local values, customs, and personalities. Included are Justices of the Peace: Z. L. Case, Charles Snow, A. W. Praught, A. Plaisance, Joseph McDonald, D. W. M Leod, and Edson Washburn, Jr. Also included are Constables A. J. Wood, L. B. Hamlet, Barnard Duffy, W. H. LaPlant, Theodore Aydt, Edmund Fisetle, and J. A. McEachern.
Portrait of five police officers in uniform. The location of this photograph is unknown; but the Iron Range includes parts of the following Minnesota counties: Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis.
Exterior view of the administration building which was originally called the Minnesota Reform School and is currently named the Minnesota Correctional Facility. It is also the bubject of Bob Dylan's song, "Walls of Red Wing", 1963.