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Ard Godfrey

Photograph of Ard Godfrey
Title: Photograph of Ard Godfrey
Type: Photograph
Date: ca. 1880
Source: Minnesota Historical Society

Description: Ard Godfrey brought his family to Minnesota from their home in Maine in response to a request from Franklin Steele to build a sawmill at St. Anthony Falls. He was one of the first permanent settlers in the area.
Letter Written to Lawther
Title: Photograph of Ard Godfrey's House
Type: Photograph
Date: July 28, 1886
Source: Minnesota Historical Society

Description: Photograph of a wedding party at the Ard Godfrey house.
Invoice for Building Materials
Title: Letter to His Wife
Type: Letter
Date: 1863
Source: Minnesota Historical Society

Description: Ard Godfrey wrote to his wife from a gold mining expedition in the West.
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Letter Describing His Work at the Sawmill
Title: Letter Describing His Work at the Sawmill
Type: Letter
Date: 1848
Source: Minnesota Historical Society

Description: Ard Godfrey describes his work on the sawmills at the Falls of St. Anthony.
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Contract Between Godfrey and Steele
Title: Contract Between Godfrey and Steele
Type: Document
Date: 1848
Source: Minnesota Historical Society

Description: Articles of agreement between Ard Godfrey and Franklin Steele.
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Excerpt From Harriet's Diary
Title: Excerpt From Harriet's Diary
Type: Diary
Date: 1862
Source: Harriet R. Godfrey

Description: Godfrey's daughter, Harriet wrote about the Godfrey family's life during 1862.
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