Alex Moore, one of the great founding fathers of Sauk Centre, in 1885. He constructed the first dam in Sauk Centre, Minnesota, which was destroyed in the ice breakup of 1860 but soon rebuilt using the power for the saw and grist mill.
Jacob Dieter is photographed in his Civil War uniform. He enlisted in 1862 and served in company F of the Ninth Minnesota Regiment. His family accompanied him to Fort Ridgely, Minnesota and returned home when his unit was sent to another location. Jacob Dieter was reported missing after the battle of Guntown. He had been captured by the Confederate forces along with twenty-six other Olmsted County men. The group was transferred to Andersonville Prison. On June 22, 1864, he wrote his last letter from Andersonville Prison. He jumped off a train while being transferred to another prison, but was re-captured. He died in Salisbury Prison in 1864 at the age of thirty-eight.
Pierre Bottineau and G. A. Bracket chart the course westward for the Northern Pacific Railway in 1869. This photo also includes an Indian woman, two Indian men, and twenty-five railroad scouts. Photo of the expeditionary force was taken on the second day out.
This is the home of George Dryer, who lived at the intersection of Third and Walnut Streets in St. Peter. Dryer was the steward at the St. Peter State Hospital. The 1880 census lists Dryer, his wife, Anna, and their children, Mary Emma, Anna, and Horatio. George is at the extreme left, George Junior is in the baby carriage, Mary is standing, Harry is sitting on the steps, George's sister Hattie is on the steps, Anna is standing by a bush, and Mrs. Dryer is at the window.
Parade of members of the Toboggan and Snowshoe Association in their white hats and coats along Superior Street in downtown Duluth. The orignal image was taken February 22, 1886 by Carl Thiel and Edward H. Foster and was later copied by Hugh McKenzie.
University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
Silver Spike ceremony at Benton, Montana Territory. Mary T. Hill? in carriage with group of onlookers. Celebration of construction of St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba rail line across the Northern Great Plains and in to Montana Territory.
This house at 44th and West Broadway was a rental property owned by Andrew B. Robbins. Pictured out front are from left to right, Alfred Parker, Mrs. Raliegh Parker, Fred Baker Jr. Bakers's Aunt Mrs Guptel and Mrs. Christensen, the blacksmith's wife. The house was struck by kightening and burned to the ground in 1902.
Future Minnesota Governor John A. Johnson and his wife camping with friends near St. Peter. The names are on the reverse side of the photograph. John A. Johnson is number 15 and his wife is number 21. The photograph was taken in the 1890s.