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“Milledgeville, Georgia, Captured By Sherman”, “Rebel Desertions Since the Election” and “Rebel Plot”, The Saint Paul Press – November 27, 1864

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

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Cooking with Beer

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

On this Thanksgiving Day our thoughts turn to the turkey, and the potatoes, and the cranberries, and the pies, and … well you get the picture. To inspire you on a day devoted to cooking, we present this Gluek’s recipe box from the 1960s containing all sorts of ideas and recipes for how to cook with beer.

One of the more, ahem, ambitious recipes is reproduced below for your baking enjoyment.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Swee-Tone Perfume

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

A jug of “Swee-Tone” perfume with the original cardboard shipping box, manufactured by The Nipola Company of St. Paul, Minnesota. In 1930 the Nipola Company was indicted with over thirty other businesses nationwide on charges of conspiring to illegally divert legally obtained alcohol to bootleggers because their products could be distilled for use in bootlegged liquor. This box of perfume was found with a cache of 70 similar boxes behind a false wall in a building on the Ancker Hospital complex at Jefferson and Colborne in St. Paul, Minnesota, shortly before the complex was demolished in 1967.

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“Sherman’s Army”, “Gen. Grant in New York” and “From the South”, The Saint Paul Pioneer and Democrat – November 25, 1864

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

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Hmong Pillow Cover

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

A blue cotton/polyester pillow cover with cotton embroidery in chain and long stitch illustrating Hmong men hunting birds and animals in a tree. Made for sale by Hmong refugees in Ban Vinai, Thailand, July 1986.

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U.S. Army Officer’s Non-Regulation Sword and Scabbard – November 24, 1864

Monday, November 24th, 2014

United States Army Staff and Field Officer’s non-regulation Model 1850 sword (.A) and scabbard (.B). The etched sword, made by “W. Clauberg / Solingen” has a slightly curved, single-edged blade and a half-basket type brass hilt with silver grips wrapped with brass wire. The etched, browned steel scabbard has gilt brass fittings. The set was presented on November 24, 1864, to Colonel Ozora Pierson Stearns by the enlisted men of the 39th U.S. Colored Infantry Regiment.

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WWI Boots and Spurs

Monday, November 24th, 2014

A pair of non-regulation United States Army officer’s leather calf-length boots worn by Dr. James Martineau of the U.S. Army Medical Corps. The pull-on type boots are equipped with U.S. Army-type German silver (nickel alloy) jack spurs.

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“Important Order” and “Minnesota State Items”, The Rochester Republican – November 23, 1864

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

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“News Items” and “Sherman”, The Stillwater Messenger – November 22, 1864

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

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Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery of the 7th Minnesota Regiment, Company K – November 21, 1864

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Cloudy and wet during last night. Regimental Officer of the day. Rel. Capt. Hudson[.] Reading Modern History. Have read Ancient & Middle (Wellards)[.] Received a letter from home from Father Mother & Bros 2.6, and wrote one to Bro Jal. C. Cold night[.] Drew Rations for my Co. and made Reports[.]

Citation: November 21, 1864. Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery, Diary, 1864. Thomas Montgomery and family papers. Minnesota Historical Society. [P2812 box 1]

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