Minnesota Historical Society

Minnesota History Quarterly Fall 2009 (61:7)

$ 5.00


A Test of Duty: Stearns County Volunteers in the Spanish-American War
by Steven Penick
Mired in the Philippines, recruits for America’s “splendid little war” find themselves rethinking their initial enthusiasm.


Enlarging Minnesota
by William E. Lass
A history of shifting size and shape, accompanied by quarrels over accuracy, boundaries, and definitions.


A “Negro Colony” for Todd County
by Edward J. Pluth
Legitimate plan or fearmongering and dirty politics? Whichever it was—and we may never know for sure—the controversy illuminates life on the settlement frontier in the post-Civil War era.


“Dear Governor Olson”
by Peg Meier
A writer’s search for the tender-hearted nine-year-old who asked the governor to help her friend.

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