Angélique Jerome Rolette, wife of Joseph Rolette, c.1880.
Fur Trade fort at Pembina with Red River Trail oxcarts in the foreground, 1860.
Red River Carts encamped, 1858.
Rolette (standing) with business associates Henry Hastings Sibley (right), and possibly Franklin Steele (left), c.1857.
Red River Carts loading supplies at a trading house in St. Paul, 1854.
British percussion double barrel shotgun used by Rolette, c.1850–1871.
Joseph Rolette as a young businessman and trader, c.1841.
Joseph Rolette in the garb of a fur trader, c.1860.
Joseph Rolette was a fur trader and politician during Minnesota's territorial period. A colorful character in his time, Rolette is remembered for the drastic action he took to assure that St. Paul would become Minnesota's state capital.
Field worker examining Wire Grass, c.1903. Originally published in a Crex Company furniture catalog. (New York: Andrew H. Kellog Co., 1903).
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