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Harriet E. Bishop

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | March 9, 2018

On this day in 1848, schoolteacher Harriet E. Bishop formed Minnesota's first temperance society. This oil painting of her is attributed to Andrew Falkenshield, ca. 1880.

See it in Collections Online.