Samuel Medary, the third Territorial Governor of Minnesota, signed this document appointing A.P. Buell as a Notary Public in the Territory of Minnesota on the 21st of August in 1857. The document states that Buell was a resident of Le Sueur County at the time.
Governor Alexander Ramsey signed this document appointing Eugene St. Julien Cox of St. Peter as a Captain in the First Regiment of Mounted Rangers on the 11th day of November in 1862. Cox commanded Company E. He was 28 years old at the time he was mustered in on December 10th, 1862. Cox was mustered out on November 11th, 1863.
Minnesota's second Territorial Governor, Willis A. Gorman, signed this document that appointed William B. Dodd, one of the founders of St. Peter, as a Brigadier General of the First Brigade of the Second Division of the Militia of Minnesota Territory on February 20th, 1857.
A Joseph A. Holmes Safety Award Certificate was presented to Management and Employees of the Sherman Mine, Oliver Mining Division of U.S. Steel in April 1963 for working an open pit iron ore mine 1,245,634 man hours without a disabling injury from February 11, 1961, through December 31, 1962.
A Joseph A. Holmes Safety Award Certificate was presented to the Snyder Mine in April 1940 for accident free operation at the Virginia and Shenango open pit mines and the Webb open pit-underground combination mine for a year or more. In the 12 months ending December 1939, the Virginia mine completed 91,746 man hours without a lost-time accident; the Shenango completed 155,543 man hours; while the Webb went 15 1/3 months through August 1939 with 304,879 man hours without a lost-time accident.
A certificate of promotion was given to students who successfully completed the first semester of their junior year in high school. This certificate belonged to Helen Tews, who was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Tews who owned the Tews Hotel.