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“Surrender!” and “From Washington”, The Saint Paul Press – April 30, 1865

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

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Tonka Van

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

A white steel & blue plastic toy van with removable sunroof & ‘Mr. Goodwrench/KEEP THAT GREAT GM [General Motors]…’ decal on side, also included are Mr. Goodwrench figure, jack, spare tire, tool chest, creeper, gas tank, barrel cart with hoses, & garage sign, in original package. Made by Tonka Toys, Mound, Minnesota, 1982.

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Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery of the 7th Minnesota Regiment, Company K – April 29, 1865

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Clear & warm. On duty as Regt. C Off. Of Day, and very busy in putting the boat in a good cleanly condition. Had it washed out. The fleet of Boats dropped down about six miles to M Culluns’s point to a higher spot of ground & disembarked. I remained up stationed Camp Guard & &.

Citation: April 29, 1865. Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery, Diary, 1865. Thomas Montgomery and family papers. Minnesota Historical Society. [P2812 box 1]

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Salt and Pepper

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

A porcelain salt and pepper set in the form of Paul Bunyan and Babe, The Blue Ox. Circa 1970s.

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“Andrew Johnson” and “The Draft”, The Saint Paul Pioneer and Democrat – April 28, 1865

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

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DQ Sign

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

A promotional poster advertising a Dairy Queen pineapple sundae. Manufactured by Dairy Queen National Development Company, 1959.

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“Lee’s Surrender”, The Saint Cloud Democrat – April 27, 1865

Monday, April 27th, 2015

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Plains Knife Sheath

Monday, April 27th, 2015

A Plains leather knife sheath circa the late 19th century or early 20th century. The sheath has beadwork decoration on one side and a loom-woven beadwork strap. The sheath beadwork is stitched in a geometric pattern and has blue, yellow and green glass seed beads, sewn with what is probably sinew.

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“President Johnson” and “Proclamation”, The Rochester Republican – April 26, 1865

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

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“Biographical Sketch of Mr. Lincoln” and “About Minnesota”, The Stillwater Messenger – April 25, 1865

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

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