Replica of the old J.R. Watkins Wagons

Replica of the old J.R. Watkins Wagons

Scene depicting an old J.R. Watkins wagon and salesman, c.1870.

J.R. Watkins Medical Company

"If not fully satisfied, your money cheerfully refunded." We take statements like this for granted today, but when twenty-eight-year-old entrepreneur Joseph Ray (J.R.) Watkins of Plainview, Minnesota, put that message on a bottle of his Red Liniment, he was a trailblazer.

Minnesota Brush Electric Company letterhead, 1887

Minnesota Brush Electric Company letterhead, 1887

Minnesota Brush Electric Company letterhead from 1887, showing the company's electric light mast and generating plant.

Light mast at Bridge Square, Minneapolis

Light mast at Bridge Square, Minneapolis

Full view of the 257-foot electric light mast at Bridge Square, Minneapolis, c.1884.

Dan Patch money clip

Dan Patch money clip

Dan Patch money clip.

Covered race track of Dan Patch

Covered race track of Dan Patch

Covered race track of Dan Patch and home of International Stock Foods, Savage, 1915. Photographer: Charles P. Gibson.

To Remember Dan Patch, art original

To Remember Dan Patch, art original

To Remember Dan Patch, a sculpture of Dan Patch commissioned by his owner, Marion Savage, and created by Alexander Stirling Calder Sr. between 1912 and 1915.

Dan Patch tobacco tin

Dan Patch tobacco tin

Tobacco tin featuring images of Dan Patch, 1910s.

Dan Patch

Dan Patch

Dan Patch, August 11, 1910.

Dan Patch with driver Harry Hersey

Dan Patch with driver Harry Hersey

Dan Patch with driver Harry Hersey, 1906.

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