A portion of the business district in Lafayette, Minnesota, is shown in this postcard view of the community that was taken after a severe fire destroyed several businesses in 1908. The people at the center of the bottom of the postcard were on the south side of Main Street.
A mob holds up a pumpkin head labeled "Anti-Cannon sentiment," startling Uncle Sam. This is likely a reference to opposition to Republican Joseph G. Cannon's being re-elected Speaker of the House in 1908.
These St. Peter stores were located on the west side of the 300 block of South Minnesota Avenue. Moving northward along the block, the following stores can be seen, the Schaefer Bros. Drug Store, Paul Haesecke's Clothing Store, Casper Baberich's Dry Goods Store, Max Hoefer's Shoe Store, the Home Bakery, P. W. Satory's Drug Store, Max Schleuder's Jewelry Store, and Philip Dick's Clothing Store.
The building on the southeast corner of the intersection of South Minnesota Avenue and Grace Street in St. Peter contained the Post Office, the Sorenson Millinery Shop, and the I. O. O. F. meeting rooms. The building to the right, south of the corner building, housed the Nicholas Kneip Harness Shop.
Exterior view of the Church of the Messiah which was installed at Prairie Island in 1905. The abandoned church was brought by barge by Prairie Island Mdewakanton people and is still in use 100 years later.
Teams of horses with wagons wait for a delivery load at the Dodge Lumber and & Fuel Company loading facility. The business, originally known as W. H. Dodge, General Dealer in Lumber, was started in 1869 by W. H. Dodge. His son, Elam Dodge, joined the firm in 1907 and the name was changed to Dodge Lumber and Fuel.