Click for full image As World War II progressed, captured German soldiers were increasing in numbers, and the U.S. needed to do something with them. Numerous POWs were scattered throughout the country and used as labor. Algona, Iowa was the main POW camp in the United States, and several Germans were sent to Algona Branch […]
Click for full image In the 1850s, as what would become the Dakota Territory grew in population and industry, townsites were claimed in hopes of profiting on the westward expansion. Dakota City was one: at the confluence of the Sheyenne and Red Rivers, opposite Lafayette, Minnesota, it hoped to grow and flourish. Today, it no […]
Click for full image The day is nearly here: the reopening of what used to be the Pioneer Mutual Building, redesigned as Richard H Barry Hall, a part of NDSU’s ambitious downtown expansion. In case you didn’t know, I worked in that building from 1998 until 2004, and in that time I became more interested […]
Click for full image Two men, who don’t look particularly Native American, and with very European names, dressed up as Indian Chiefs for the Minnesota Centennial in 1949. From this set.
Click for full image Two women chatting by a car parked in the weeds, with a trusty dog at their feet, 1930s. From this set.
Click for full image Two children, playing with a wagon in the farmyard, 1920s. From this set.
Click for full imageTiger Lily growing through a fence, 2007.
Click for entire image I’m not sure why: I’ve seen lots of pictures of people swimming, hanging out beneath a bridge. I figure it is to stay out of the sun, but it could also have to do with the ground being built up and cleared for the bridge, which makes a functional beach. This […]
A man and his boy riding a diesel International Harvester TD-6 caterpillar tractor. Appears 1940s. From this set.
Click for full image Soldier, messing with a camera or other mechanism, 1930s. From this set.