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Monday, September 1st, 2014

A pin-back button that states “Save Minnesota’s First Languages”.

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“Telegraphic News”, “State Items”, and “Sheridan”, The Goodhue Volunteer – August 31, 1864

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

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“News Items” and “The Fifth Regiment”, The Stillwater Messenger – August 30, 1864

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

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Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery of the 7th Minnesota Regiment, Company K – August 29, 1864

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Cloudy but clearing off[.] On duty as Regimental Officer of the Day. Feel unwell, but making out muster Rolls. Got a bottle of Pain Killer & trying it. Firing among the Grand Guards. Visited Guards twice. Had some old Knapsacks[,] canteens[,] haversacks &c. condemned by Inspector.

Citation: August 29, 1864. Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery, Diary, 1864. Thomas Montgomery and family papers. Minnesota Historical Society. [P2812 box 1]

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Gypsy Rose Lee at the Fair

Friday, August 29th, 2014

As everyone should know, it is Minnesota State Fair time and all this week we will feature the Fair on the Item of the Day Blog.

A crowd gathers to catch a glimpse of the world famous Gypsy Rose Lee at the 1949 Minnesota State Fair.

This image forms part of our Minneapolis and St. Paul Newspaper Negative collection. Additional photographs in this series may be available in the library, please view the finding aid here.

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Letter from James H. Bowler of Bangor, Maine, to his nephew providing comments about the Copperheads in Maine and the upcoming national election – August 28, 1864

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Letter from James H. Bowler of Bangor, Maine, to his nephew, James Madison Bowler, providing comments about the Copperheads in Maine and the upcoming national election.
A partial transcription of the letter:

Bangor Augt 28 1864
My Dear Nephew
[…] Last evening I listend to a very able and effective speech from Gen Gnatt of Ark[.] […] Hall was crowded to overflowing[.] he is speaking in the principal towns in this part of the state and I hope may convince some mean copperheads of the error of their ways[.] The draft comes off here the 5th of next month[.] we have furnished our quota and some men on all calls previous to the last and have been recruiting the last months on the last call but shall come short. The Copperheads are organizing for a desperate fight in the coming campaign. I think we shall show them at our State election that Maine goes for the Union and as Maine goes so goes the Union[.] Abraham must be reelected and no compromise with rebels[.] […]
J N Bowler

See entire letter here: 1864-08-28_Bowler res

Citation: August 28, 1864, Letter from James H. Bowler to James Madison Bowler, Correspondence, undated, 1829-1865. Bowler, James Madison and Family, Papers. Minnesota Historical Society. [P1330

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Harvest Season

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

As everyone should know, it is Minnesota State Fair time and all this week we will feature the Fair on the Item of the Day Blog.

An autumn landscape watercolor painting made by John Lucius and was awarded an Honorable Mention in the 1957 Minnesota State Fair.

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“Union County Convention”, “The News” and “From the Ninth Regiment”, The Rochester City Post – August 27, 1864

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

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Driver

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

As everyone should know, it is Minnesota State Fair time and all this week we will feature the Fair on the Item of the Day Blog.

A view of racecar driver Emory Collins in his car before a race at the 1925 Minnesota State Fair.

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“The Draft”, “From The South”, and “Late News Items”, The Saint Paul Pioneer and Democrat – August 26, 1864

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

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