Thomas Barlow Walker worked his way through school in a number of professions before gaining knowledge of northern Minnesota forests through a tip.
Molly Huber holds both a BA and an MA in history. She was the editor and project manager of MNopedia (2013–2014) and is an internationally published author in the fields of history and art history.
The skates were popular with professional and amateur skaters in the United States and other countries because of their consistent high quality, which was achieved through a secret hardening process.
Buffington received US and international patents for his “cloudscraper” in May 1888.
Often the first structure Finnish immigrants they built on their new rural property was a sauna.
Centralized hydroelectric power came on for the first time in the United States in downtown Minneapolis on September 5, 1882.
After three days of secret meetings, the convention culminated in the nomination of then US President Benjamin Harrison as the party’s presidential candidate.
Jacob Fjelde’s sculpture Hiawatha and Minnehaha has stood in Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis since the early twentieth century. Now a popular fixture of the park, its placement there was originally controversial.
Minneapolis city leaders created their industrial fair, or exposition, to rival St. Paul’s agricultural one.
An 1890 union between the Alliance and labor groups yielded several successful political candidacies.
Thomas Lowry was one of the most influential and admired men in Minneapolis at the time of his death in 1909.
The West Hotel formally opened on November 19, 1884, with a huge banquet. It was a match for the growing aspirations of the city.
Since the first sawmill was built near Red Lake in 1856, the harvesting and processing of timber has been a significant part of the local economy.
The club has had a significant impact on the cultural life of St. Paul, supporting music education and hosting concerts featuring well-respected local, national, and international musicians.
In 1899, Minnesota’s legislature began funding a system of traveling libraries that were sent to underserved communities in all parts of the state for only the cost of shipping.
In the 1890s, after bicycles became more comfortable and affordable, bicycling swept the nation, Minnesota included.
On October 5, 1869, water seeped and then gushed into a tunnel underneath St. Anthony Falls creating an enormous whirlpool. The falls were nearly destroyed.
Charles Alfred Pillsbury’s Minneapolis company, Charles A. Pillsbury and Co., was among the largest milling firms in the world during the last decades of the nineteenth century.