Civil War Veterans photographed on Memorial Day in Willmar, MN 1906. Peter Bonde was sheriff in Kandiyohi County from 1906-1927. He was known as the Prohibition Sheriff. Images in this collection were taken by Peter Bonde from 1890-1910.
Irving Ellestad is pictured at homemade wireless station that he built with brother Gerhard in the basement of the family home in Lanesboro. The key and headphones were handmade. The companion station was located in the Ellestad store a half-mile away.
Duluth's first air-mail service was celebrated with a band and dignitaries. The plane landed in the bay at the Duluth Boat Club on Minnesota Point. The mail was escorted on city streets to the post office.
University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections