Letter from Fred L. Warner, Chairman of the Library Building Committee, to Isaac N. Tompkins, Library Board Secretary, Redwood Falls Public Library, Redwood Falls, Minnesota, authorizing payment to contractor W.B. Rutan for six days labor on library grounds, $2.00.
Letter from Fred L. Warner, chairman of the building committee, to Isaac N. Tompkins, secretary of the library board, authorizing payment to W.T. Wilcox, $6.00, for use of a team grading the grounds for the new library in Redwood Falls, Minnesota.
Letter from Fred L. Warner, chairman on the grounds, to Isaac N. Tompkins, secretary of the library board, authorizing payment to Franz Seifert for labor cutting trees on new library grounds, $5.40, Redwood Falls Public Library, Redwood Falls, Minnesota.
Letter from Fred L. Warner, chairman of the building committee, to Isaac N. Tompkins, secretary of the library board, Redwood Falls Public Library, Redwood Falls, Minnesota, authorizing payment to Levi Owen for labor cutting trees on new library grounds, $4.60.
Letter from the Redwood Falls Public Library board, Redwood Falls, Minnesota, to Fred L. Warner, chairman of the library building committee, regarding payments made for express (.40), to Seifert for trimming trees (1.00), for postage and telephone (2.15).
Letter from Fred L. Warner, chairman of the building committee, to Isaac N. Tompkins, secretary of the library board, authorizing payment to Nellie Stevens for scrubbing and cleaning windows on the new library building, Redwood Falls Public Library, Redwood Falls, Minnesota, in the amount of $7.40.
Otsego cemetery plat map is the original plan of the cemetery drawn in approximately 1854, showing plots purchased by the city's founders and pioneers. It was designed during the time of the Rural Cemetery Movement and is an example of an early community graveyard (and cemetery association), not associated with a church.
The community of St. Peter was initially, and for a very brief time, known as Rock Bend, a name taken because of the presence of a sharp bend in the course of the Minnesota River on the east side of the settlement. The name was used probably from late in 1853 until sometime in 1854. The envelope shown here, addressed to Charles E. Flandrau (1828-1903), who was living in the area at the time, is one of only a few objects that survived with the name "Rock Bend" on it. Flandrau, himself, became a very prominent resident of the State of Minnesota. Among many other duties during his lifetime, he commanded the defenders of New Ulm in August of 1862 and later served on the Minnesota Supreme Court.
This map shows the village of Traverse des Sioux along the Minnesota River. The village was named after the Traverse des Sioux, which was the French name for the crossing site of the river by the Dakota people who lived in the vicintiy.
References on map read: Duluth is laid out on the head of Minnesota Point under the Town Site Law of 1844 for George E. Nettleton, F.B. Culver, O.W. Rice, William Nettleton and R.E. Jefferson owner and occupants of Town Site. Avenues and Streets are 60 ft. wide, Blocks are 400 ft. long by 200 ft. deep, Lots are 40 ft. front and 100 ft. deep. Upper Duluth to the left and Lower Duluth to the right of Pine Street. Pier at Portage St. is 25 ft. wide the "T" is 140 ft. front. The stone monuments on Pine Street govern the survey. Richard Relf, Surveyor. Horizontal Scale 500 ft. 1 inch, Perpendicular 250 ft. 1 inch.
James George wrote this letter from Mantorville to his daughter, Helen on December 11, 1859. He writes about the value of education and warns her against associating with Mr. Wescotts, Blaisdelle or Sid Miller.
Rhoda George wrote this letter from Lebanon Junction, Kentucky to her children. She describes the trip from Fort Snelling to Lebanon, Kentucky and life with her son, George. A mortgage, property and James George's military duties are mentioned. She expresses concern over the state of the nation. On the last page, James George sends greetings and tells his family how to find the location of Lebanon on a map.
This undated letter is signed by James George, and includes a small greeting from Rhoda George written on the back They are starting for Lebanon, Kentucky and it was expected that Rhoda George would remain in Lebanon while James George went with his regiment. James George mentions meeting old friends from the Mexican War.
Rhoda George wrote this letter to her family from Camp Anderson (Lebanon Junction, Kentucky) to her children. She describes her son Ned, meals she has made, the health and well-being of family friends, making clothes for Ned and other correspondence from home.
Rhoda George wrote this letter from Lebanon Junction, Kentucy. She mentions her husband's military duties, family friends and life in Lebanon. She describes the bed bugs in her room and inquires about financial situations at home and money she has mailed home.
The letter starts with a short note to Helen from Clinton Cilley. Rhoda George wrote this letter from Lebanon Junction, Kentucky. She describes her new lodgings and their Christmas dinner. She mentions details of their life in Kentucky.
James George wrote a short greeting to his children at the beginning of the letter and tells them that his regiment will march out the next day. Rhoda and Ned were expected to stay in Lebanon, Kentucky, until other lodgings could be found. Rhoda mentions her cooking, Mr. Cilley and other acquaintances. The letter is continued by Rhoda the next day as she describes her loniness at the departure of her husband from Lebanon Junction, Kentucky.
This letter is unsigned, but appears to be in Rhoda George's handwriting. She writes from Lebanon, Kentucky, that she has been sick. She longs for news from home and worries about her children and how they are faring without their parents. There are several men from around Wasioja that were in the local hospital.
This letter is unsigned, but appears to be in Rhoda George's handwriting. She writes about the weather in Lebanon, Kentucky, and describes the unhealthy climate and sickness among the men. There are several men from around Wasioja that were in the local hospital. She expresses concern over the upcoming battles.
This letter is unsigned, but presumed to have been written by James George. It is dated eighteen sixty one, but James George's unit was not in this area until January of eighteen sixty two. This letter was written from camp in near Jamestown, Kentucky. They are about sixteen miles from the enemy. There are rumors around camp the the enemy force is between nine thousand and twenty-five thousand men. He thinks Clinton Cilley will be promotes to one of the offices of Company C. He belives politics will prevent Cilley from being promoted to captain now.