Selected Library of Congress Resources for Minnesota
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The extensive collections at the Library of Congress contain historic artifacts and cultural materials from across the U.S. The list below is just a sample of the many Minnesota resources available for free on the Library's Web site.
Teachers can find even more primary sources, along with the tools to help use them in the classroom, at www.loc.gov/teachers. They can also search the Library's American Memory or Prints and Photographs collections.
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St. Paul, Minnesota 1883 : state capital and county seat of Ramsey Co. / drawn by H. Wellge
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Stacks of wheat and corn near Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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Memories of the lonesome trail “Soo” line...
“Dear Mr. President”, Minneapolis, Minnesota, January or February 1942
TR in St. Paul, Minn. 
Yon Yonson, direction of Thall & Kennedy. A Minnesota lumber camp in mid-winter...
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I loved that dear old flag the best. By Ednor Rossiter...
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Save seed corn now! / B. of E. ; Scott Printing Company...
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A broadside picturing Leon Plante and the churn in which he lives...
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Falls of Minne-ha-ha and rustic bridge / J. Carbutt, photographer, Chicago, Illinois...
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Wabasha Street Bridge, Spanning Mississippi River at Wabasha Street, Saint Paul...
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To his excellency Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States...
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