By Mara Taft, collections volunteer
This chair was used by Franklin Steele (1813-1880), a founder of Minneapolis and prominent in the lumber industry.
Stylistically, this a bentwood chair with a cane bottom. 405 more words
“Was your master a righteous man?”
“He owned negroes, how righteous could he be?”
History came alive in the early morning hours at Fort Snelling as the bike tour met Dred Scott, an enslaved man made famous by the Supreme Court decision bearing his name. 1,618 more words
Until a colleague told me about it, I had not known that there is a Gauss family connection to Minnesota: Carl Friedrich’s second son (first by his second wife) Eugene had a falling out with his father, came to America, joined the army, and was stationed at Fort Snelling. 11 more words