Minnesota History Magazine Winter 2015-16 (64:8)
- Perfume: A Prohibition-Era Mystery by Thomas J. Braun
- Hamline University’s World War I Ambulance Company by Jack K. Johnson
- Sinclair Lewis: Suffragent by Dave Simpkins
Perfume: A Prohibition-Era Mystery
by Thomas J. Braun
Who sells—or buys—perfume in gallon jugs? And what do liquor and perfume have in common? Curious about the two large bottles of scent offered to the Minnesota Historical Society, the author sniffs out the history of the St. Paul perfumer indicted by a federal grand jury for illegal use of alcohol during Prohibition.
Hamline University’s World War I Ambulance Company
by Jack K. Johnson
In May 1917, eighty students eagerly volunteered for the United States Army Ambulance Service, a job requiring “character, decision, pluck, intelligence and long experience on rough roads.” Enthusiasm would turn to grim dedication as the war reached its bloody climax on the Western Front, earning the Hamline unit the French Croix de Guerre with Silver Star.
Sinclair Lewis: Suffragent
by Dave Simpkins
The famed novelist, who campaigned for suffrage in his early years, transmutes his experiences and the influential women in his life into the strong female characters who populate some of his best-selling novels.
Brad Zellar discovers the musical Milch family and the long careers of sisters Adeline, Arma, and Margaret.
Greg Gaut and Marsha Neff explore Wabasha’s Anderson House, a historic hotel once known for its from-scratch Pennsylvania Dutch cookery.
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