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View of Granite Falls Minnesota, 1874
View of Granite Falls Minnesota, 1874
From An illustrated historical atlas of the state of Minnesota, 1874 A. T. Andreas, Chicago


Sanborn Fire Insurance Map of Granite Falls Minnesota, 1893
Sanborn Fire Insurance Map of Granite Falls Minnesota, 1893
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Sanborn Fire Insurance Map of Granite Falls Minnesota, 1893
Sanborn Fire Insurance Map of Granite Falls Minnesota, 1893
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Sanborn Fire Insurance Map of Granite Falls Minnesota, 1893
Sanborn Fire Insurance Map of Granite Falls Minnesota, 1893
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Main Street, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1900's
Main Street, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1900s
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Waterfall on Minnesota River, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1907
Waterfall on Minnesota River, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1907
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East side of Main Street, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1908
East side of Main Street, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1908
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View of the Minnesota River and Granite Falls Minnesota, 1908
View of the Minnesota River and Granite Falls Minnesota, 1908
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Hidden History of the Minnesota River Valley Traveled by mammoth-hunters and motorcyclists alike, the Minnesota River Valley shows the traces of a unique legacy: where else are you going to find a political party with ideals based on honest conversation and gymnastics? Not all of it is as lovely as the natural scenery it accompanies--Mankato was the site of the largest mass execution in United States history--but its heritage demands contemplation. Discover the valley's most enterprising characters, from Fort Snelling bootleggers like Pierre "Pig's Eye" Parrant to the Granite Falls lawyer behind Prohibition, Andrew Volstead. With a guide like Johanneck, you might meet some familiar figures in surprising circumstances as she steals up behind Dr. Mayo at the grave he was robbing for medical research or catches FBI director J. Edgar Hoover in a moment of unguarded correspondence.

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Minnesota River Scene, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1908
Minnesota River Scene, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1908
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Hoyt Street, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1909
Hoyt Street, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1909
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Main Street, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1910
Main Street, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1910
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Foot Bridge, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1910
Foot Bridge, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1910
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High School, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1910
High School, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1910
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Opera House, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1910's
Opera House, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1910s
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Yellow Medicine County Courthouse, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1910's
Yellow Medicine County Courthouse, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1910s
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Granite Avenue, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1910's
Granite Avenue, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1910s
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Dam and Locks on the Minnesota River, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1910's
Dam and Locks on the Minnesota River, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1910s
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C. M. & St. Paul Railroad and Minnesota River, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1914
C. M. & St. Paul Railroad and Minnesota River, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1914
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Steam Railroads of Northern Iowa and Southern Minnesota Steam Railroads of
Northern Iowa and Southern Minnesota
Steam railroading became an integral part of the communities in northern Iowa and southern Minnesota in the late 1800s. The railroad provided hundreds of jobs and the ability to transport both goods and passengers across the Midwest. The Chicago & North Western Railway, the Chicago Great Western Railroad, the Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway, the Chicago, Rock Island, & Pacific Railroad, and the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (called the Milwaukee Road by employees) served five principal gateways, which included Chicago, Illinois; Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota; Omaha, Nebraska; and Kansas City and St. Louis, Missouri. Operating steam engines required tremendous manpower, and by the 1920s, some steam passenger trains were replaced by more efficient motor cars, fueled by oil-powered engines. Steam engines could no longer compete with the reduced operating costs, smaller crew requirements, and time savings provided by diesel, which ultimately led to the fall of steam in 1955.
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Multiple views, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1914
Multiple views, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1914
From "An Illustrated History of Yellow Medicine County Minnesota", by Arthur P. Rose, 1914  click image to enlarge

Multiple views, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1914
Multiple views, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1914
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River Drive, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1914
River Drive, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1914
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Kramer and McGregor Homes, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1916
Kramer and McGregor Homes, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1916
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Riverside Sanitarium, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1918
Riverside Sanitarium, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1918
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Northern States Power Company, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1920
Northern States Power Company, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1920
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Riverside Sanitarium, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1920
Riverside Sanitarium, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1920
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High School, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1920's
High School, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1920s
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Dam on Minnesota River, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1920
Dam on Minnesota River, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1921
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Main Street, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1922
Main Street, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1922
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Bridge and Dam, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1925
Bridge and Dam, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1925
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Tourist Camp, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1925
Tourist Camp, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1925
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Main Street, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1928
Main Street, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1928
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Riverside Sanitarium, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1928
Riverside Sanitarium, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1928
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Plat map of Stony Run Township in Yellow Medicine County Minnesota, 1929
Plat map of Stony Run Township in Yellow Medicine County Minnesota, 1929
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Farmers Directory of Stony Run Township in Yellow Medicine County Minnesota, 1929
Farmers Directory of Stony Run Township in Yellow Medicine County Minnesota, 1929
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Plat map of Minnesota Falls Township in Yellow Medicine County Minnesota, 1929
Plat map of Minnesota Falls Township in Yellow Medicine County Minnesota, 1929
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Farmers Directory of Minnesota Falls in Yellow Medicine County Minnesota, 1929
Farmers Directory of Minnesota Falls in Yellow Medicine County Minnesota, 1929
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Andrew John Volstead House, 163 Ninth Avenue, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1933
Andrew John Volstead House, 163 Ninth Avenue, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1933
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Foot Bridge, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1940's
Foot Bridge, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1940s
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Minnesota River Scene, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1940's
Minnesota River Scene, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1940s
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Dam and Power Plant, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1940's
Dam and Power Plant, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1940s
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Lutheran Church, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1940's
Lutheran Church, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1940s
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Athletic Field and School, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1940's
Athletic Field and School, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1940s
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Dam on the Minnesota River, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1945
Dam on the Minnesota River, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1945
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Street scene, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1946
Street scene, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1946
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Northern States Power Company, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1950's?
Northern States Power Company, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1950s?
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Bridge over Minnesota River, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1950's
Bridge over Minnesota River, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1950s
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St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1950's
St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1950s
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Municipal Hospital, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1950's
Municipal Hospital, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1950s
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High School, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1950's
High School, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1950s
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Grade School, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1950's
Grade School, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1950s
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Lutheran Church, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1950's
Lutheran Church, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1950s
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Scenic Valley Motel, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1960's?
Scenic Valley Motel, Granite Falls Minnesota, 1960s?
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