Photographs of state parks, monuments, and recreational areas, 1926-1953 (bulk 1930-1939).


Minnesota. Dept. of Conservation. Photographs of state parks, monuments, and recreational areas, 1926-1953 (bulk 1930-1939).

Photographs of state parks, monuments, and recreational areas, 1926-1953 (bulk 1930-1939).

Assorted sized black and white photographs mainly documenting buildings, scenery, personnel, special events and developments, particularly pool and road construction, in the state parks and related recreational and historical areas. Sizable groups of photographs are present for Alexander Ramsey, Baptism River, Camden, Charles A. Lindbergh, Father Hennepin, Fort Ridgely, Gooseberry Falls, Interstate, Itasca, Jay Cooke, Lake Shetek, Minneopa, Old Mill, Scenic, Sibley, St. Croix, and Whitewater state parks. Of special interest are photographs of Dakota Conflict monuments at Birch Coulee, Camp Release, Fort Ridgely, Lake Shetek, Milford, and Wood Lake; markers commemorating the 1894 Hinckley forest fire victims, Senator Magnus Johnson, and the sites of Fort St. Charles, the town of Buchanan, Samuel Pond's 1834 mill, and the Wasioja Seminary; the Charles A. Lindbergh and Ignatius Donnelly houses; restoration of historic Fort Ridgely; several Civilian Conservation Corps' camps; the 1937 historical pageant at Camden State Park; Washkish Township; and Basswood Lake. There are also photographs of Minneapolis Park System superintendent Theodore Wirth, Parks and Recreation Division director H. W. Lathrop, National Park Service assistant director Connie Wirth, Josephine Brower, and Theodore Wegmann.

3.0 cu. ft. (3 boxes).

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