Black and white photograph of Lewis Merrill in the apple orchard on the Merrill's property, 1898.

Lewis Merrill in apple orchard, Hutchinson

Lewis Merrill in the apple orchard on the Merrill's property, 1898.

Black and white photograph of former squatters and lumberjacks from the Beltrami Island area in Northern Minnesota, 1939.

Former squatters and lumberjacks from the Beltrami Island area in Northern Minnesota

Former squatters and lumberjacks from the Beltrami Island area in Northern Minnesota. When the land was bought up by the government, this home-Northern Minnesota Pioneers' Home-was established. All these men are over seventy." Photographed by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration in 1939.

Black and white photograph of Mrs. Cornelius and son standing by their log house, homesteaded in 1912.

Mrs. Cornelius and son standing by their log house, homesteaded in 1912

Mrs. Cornelius and son standing by their log house, homesteaded in 1912.They will be resettled. Beltrami Island reforestation project, Minnesota. Photographed by Paul Carter for the Farm Security Administration in 1936.

Beltrami Island Project

The Beltrami Island Project was a pioneering land program of the New Deal enacted across hundreds of thousands of acres in northern Minnesota. Federal and state governments worked side by side to move residents off of poor farmland as well as to restore forest across areas of the cutover region.

Black and white photograph of the Minnesota Commission of Public Safety, 1918.

Minnesota Commission of Public Safety

The Minnesota Commission of Public Safety, 1918.

Black and white image of Charles A. Lindbergh featured on the cover of The Nonpartisan Leader, the NPL's official publication, 1918.

Charles A. Lindbergh, Farmer-Labor Candidate for Governor of Minnesota

Charles A. Lindbergh featured on the cover of The Nonpartisan Leader, the NPL's official publication, 1918.

Black and white photograph of effigy of Charles A. Lindbergh hanging in Stanton, c.1918.

Effigy of Charles A. Lindbergh, Sr. hanging from a telephone pole in Stanton

Effigy of Charles A. Lindbergh hanging in Stanton, c.1918.

Black and white photograph of people gathering for a Nonpartisan League meeting in Echo, c.1918.

Cars and people gather for a Nonpartisan League meeting in Echo

People gather for a Nonpartisan League meeting in Echo, c.1918.

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