Ole O. Sageng, representative of Otter Tail County from 1900-1921. The postcard reads, "For Congress, Senator Ole O. Sageng, 'The Man Behind the Plow.' The Farmers will stand by him, he's a brother in their toil, And they will honor their own calling, the men who till the soil; They've had enough of lawyers, as guardians of their right, And on November third, they will Ole win his fight."
Exterior view of a battery tower at Fort Snelling. Contributed by Richard Uriah Jones, Macalester College Class of 1901, and Macalester Head of Chemistry Department 1903-1941, and Dean of the College, 1917-1936.
Executive Committee, Winona Free Public Library, Winona, Minnesota; Bell, Frederick Somers, 1859-1938; Lees, Edward
The fourth bulletin from the Winona Free Public Library's by-laws, chapter 2, article 3, and chapter 1, article 3. The bulletin details the librarian's duties, as well as the assistant librarian, Miss Black, and the first attendant, Miss Von Rohr. It is signed by the library's Executive Committee, Fred S. Bell, Edward Lees, and Mrs. S. W. Morgan.
The current building opened its doors on December 13, 1930. It was only the second municipal building in Ely and with only one remodel done in 2014 - 2015, the building still functions well as the home of Ely's city government, fire hall, and police station.
Young Men's Library Association, Winona, Minnesota; Tucker, Gilbert R.; Chisholm, O. P.; Carey, Sheldon C.
A hand written document stating the creation of the Young Men's Library Association in Winona, Minnesota, and its Board of Directors. Officers elected included Gilbert R. Tucker, president; O. P. Chisholm, vice-president; William W. Painter, treasurer; Sheldon C. Carey, secretary. Trustees for the first year were Thomas Simpson, F. E. Shandrew, E. E. Youmans, William Sinclair and J. W. Stevens.
David Beauchamp served in the Minnesota State Legislature from 1974 to 1978. In his interview, he discusses his political experiences in local and state office, and the issues in Minnesota government during his career. Mr. Beauchamp also discusses his Peace Corps years in Thailand.
John Ingersoll was born November 6, 1908 in Moorhead, Minnesota. Mr. Ingersoll begins the interview with a short description of his family history. He briefly describes his time in college graduating from Moorhead State Teacher's College in 1932 and his military service which began in 1942 at Fort Snelling. Mr. Ingersoll discusses business in Moorhead, his Black Hawk Cafe, and his involvement in local politics.
Katherine Richardson has lived in Moorhead since her birth in 1928. Mrs. Richardson discusses her long interest and involvement in the Republican party. She tells of her position as one of the first presidents of the local Federation of Republican Women.
Magnus Wefald was born in 1900 in Hawley, Minnesota and grew up there. Wefald discusses his law practice in Hawley, Minnesota, and his service in the Minnesota State Senate for 12 years. He describes the changes in the law that he has seen over the years. He talks about the community affairs in which he has been involved and his term as mayor.
Morris Lanning was born August 27, 1944 in Portland, Oregon. Mr. Lanning is vice president of Student Affairs at Concordia College. Mr. Lanning was elected mayor of Moorhead in 1980. Mr. Lanning discusses his background in politics, motivation for running, and what he hopes to accomplish as mayor. He is the first mayor to serve a four-year term.
Mr. Ray Stordahl was born in Minnesota in 1926. Stordahl reflects on his years in Moorhead government, including his service on the City Charter Commission and Public Service Commission, and his years as mayor, 1964-1972.
Thornley F. Wells was born in Cando, North Dakota on July 20, 1901. He came to Moorhead in 1932 to set up a business of his own. Wells reflects upon his many years in Moorhead government, including service as an alderman and as mayor. He also discusses his terms of office as a member of Clay Country Board of Commissioners.
Wayne Ingersoll was born in 1945 in Texas. Mr. Ingersoll was elected mayor of Moorhead in 1978. He discusses his political background, duties as mayor, and issues with which he was confronted. Mr. Ingersoll has taught 7th, 8th, and 9th grade levels for eighteen years.
Willis Kingsbury, 47 years old, was born and reared in Minneapolis. He graduated from North Dakota State University with a degree in architecture. Mr. Kingsbury has served as community development director of the city of Moorhead and director of the Red River Valley Interpretive Center. He describes his experiences as a city employee and outlines the changes in Moorhead resulting from urban renewal and economic development programs.
Exterior view of the Jackson County Courthouse. The building's cornerstone was laid on July 9, 1907 and construction was completed in 1909. It is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
This is a map of the Boundary Waters region, and shows great detail on lake and river names. Area north of the international boundary is called "Hunter's Island." The roads and railroads are marked, as well as trails, ranger stations and telephone lines. Additions to the Superior National Forest Proclamation Boundary are shown using a reddish cross hatching.
Ernest Oberholtzer used this tourist information map for planning purposes, likely while serving in his role as head of the Quetico-Superior Council. He is educating about the impact of a proposed federal forest extension and noting sections necessary to be added to the national forest. Crayon-colored areas are shaded for designated forests: green = federal forest, blue = state forest, red = outline of proposed forest extension, and gray = necessary to be added to Superior National Forest under Quetico-Superior Council Program, now not included in federal proposal.
Believed to be a reunion of the Minnesota National Guard Unit of 135 Infantry Division, Company E. Assigned during World War II with the 34th Infantry and served in Africa and Europe. One person is identified as Maurice Moses, Bronze Star winner (sixth from left in the front row).