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Minnesota's Own

Minnesota's Own

Minnesota’s Own welcomes readers into twenty-two lovingly preserved homes through over two hundred color photographs and Millett’s captivating stories of their construction, original owners, and restorations.

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Dred and Harriet Scott

Dred and Harriet Scott in Minnesota

African Americans Dred Scott and Harriet Robinson Scott lived at Fort Snelling in the 1830s as enslaved people. In the 1840s the Scotts sued for their freedom, arguing that having lived in “free territory” made them free. The 1857 Supreme Court decision that grew out of their suit moved the U.S. closer to civil war.


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Play the Past

Play the Past is a groundbreaking new way for students to use hand-held technology to explore history and extend their Minnesota History Center field trip back to the classroom.

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Faribault Stewart Plaid Throw

Faribault Stewart Plaid Throw

Faribault Woolen Mill was the first company to introduce a stadium blanket with the introduction of the “Pak-A-Robe” in 1949.

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Boxing Cats

A photograph of two black cats boxing over a Halloween pumpkin on October 29, 1937. Happy...