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Minnesota History Magazine Spring 2010 (62:1)

Minnesota History Magazine Spring 2010 (62:1)

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The Great Treasure of the Fort Snelling Prison Camp
by William Millikan
The squalid internment camp yields riches for white entrepreneurs, who parlay the prisoners’ “half breed scrip” into fortunes through far-reaching land operations.

Rural Revolution: A Retrospective on the Kinney Secession
by Scott Kuzma
After exhausting all possibilities, a small Iron Range city, strapped for funds and facing a failing water system, secedes from the nation, hoping to receive foreign aid.

Bertha Corbett Melcher, Mother of the Sunbonnet Babies
by Moira F. Harris
The faceless tots that delighted young readers in the early 1900s take on new lives as the century progresses, evolving into an iconic quilt pattern.


Joan M. Jensen watches early-twentieth-century women pack seeds at a family-owned St. Paul greenhouse.

Jane King Hession marvels at the delicate artistry of the University of Minnesota’s massive Pillsbury Hall.

Book Reviews
Life on the Iron Range * Ojibwe and Isle Royale * Captivity Literature

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