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Welcome Minnesota Gallery


Street scene, Welcome Minnesota, 1887
Street scene, Welcome Minnesota, 1887
Courtesy Martin County Historical Society - click image to enlarge

First city band, Welcome Minnesota, 1895
First city band, Welcome Minnesota, 1895
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Public School, Welcome Minnesota, 1907
Public School, Welcome Minnesota, 1907
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West side of Main Street, Welcome Minnesota, 1908
West side of Main Street, Welcome Minnesota, 1908
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High School, Welcome Minnesota, 1908
High School, Welcome Minnesota, 1908
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Main Street, Welcome Minnesota, 1909
Main Street, Welcome Minnesota, 1909
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Martin County (Images of America) Martin County (Images of America)
When the first settlers arrived in Martin County in March 1856, the county was part of Brown and Faribault Counties. Perhaps these settlers heard the stories told by soldiers who passed through the region. They spoke of the many lakes and streams of clear water and abundant fish and waterfowl, ever-popular fur-bearing mammals, and timber stands where elk, deer, and buffalo foraged. Word spread fast, and by the winter of 1856-1857, the population of Martin County exploded to 20 men, 9 women, and 23 children. Martin County provides a visual record of the many cities in the county, from Dunnell to Truman and back down to East Chain and all the rest in between. There are photographs of the blizzard of 1881, a 1918 Red Cross auction, men balancing on telephone poles, and much more.
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Corner of Park, west side of Main Street, Welcome Minnesota, 1909
Corner of Park, west side of Main Street, Welcome Minnesota, 1909
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Postcard, Welcome Minnesota, 1910
Postcard, Welcome Minnesota, 1910
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Welcome Creamery, Welcome Minnesota, 1910
Welcome Creamery, Welcome Minnesota, 1910
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Welcome National Bank, Welcome Minnesota, 1910
Welcome National Bank, Welcome Minnesota, 1910
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Fourth of July Parade, Welcome Minnesota, 1910's
Fourth of July Parade, Welcome Minnesota, 1910s
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East Side of Main Street, Welcome Minnesota, 1910's
East Side of Main Street, Welcome Minnesota, 1910s
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Chicago and North Western Depot and Elevators, Welcome Minnesota, 1910's
Chicago and North Western Depot and Elevators, Welcome Minnesota, 1910s
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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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German Lutheran Church, Welcome Minnesota, 1910's
German Lutheran Church, Welcome Minnesota, 1910s
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Welcome High School, Class of 1911
Welcome High School, Class of 1911
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Milwaukee Depot and Elevators, Welcome Minnesota, 1912
Milwaukee Depot and Elevators, Welcome Minnesota, 1912
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German Lutheran Church, Welcome Minnesota, 1916
German Lutheran Church, Welcome Minnesota, 1916
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Evangelical Church, Welcome Minnesota, 1916
Evangelical Church, Welcome Minnesota, 1916
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Aerial view, Welcome Minnesota, 1938
Aerial view, Welcome Minnesota, 1938
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High School, Welcome Minnesota, 1940's
High School, Welcome Minnesota, 1940s
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Trinity Lutheran Church, Welcome Minnesota, 1947
Trinity Lutheran Church, Welcome Minnesota, 1947
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Methodist Episcopal Church, Welcome Minnesota, 1948
Methodist Episcopal Church, Welcome Minnesota, 1948
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Main Street, Welcome Minnesota, 1950
Main Street, Welcome Minnesota, 1950
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Main Street, Welcome Minnesota, 1950
Main Street, Welcome Minnesota, 1950
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Aerial view, Welcome Minnesota, 1954
Aerial view, Welcome Minnesota, 1954
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Welcome Creamery Company, Welcome Minnesota, 1956
Welcome Creamery Company, Welcome Minnesota, 1956
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Aerial view, Welcome Minnesota, 1962
Aerial view, Welcome Minnesota, 1962
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Welcome sign, Welcome Minnesota, 2012
Welcome sign, Welcome Minnesota, 2012
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Population sign, Welcome Minnesota, 2014
Population sign, Welcome Minnesota, 2014
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Street scene, Welcome Minnesota, 2014
Street scene, Welcome Minnesota, 2014
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Trinity Lutheran Church, Welcome Minnesota, 2014
Trinity Lutheran Church, Welcome Minnesota, 2014
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St. Paul United Church of Christ, Welcome Minnesota, 2014
St. Paul United Church of Christ, Welcome Minnesota, 2014
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Water Tower, Welcome Minnesota, 2014
Water Tower, Welcome Minnesota, 2014
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Easy Automation, Welcome Minnesota, 2014
Easy Automation, Welcome Minnesota, 2014
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Water fountain for humans and horses, Welcome Minnesota, 2014
Water fountain for humans and horses, Welcome Minnesota, 2014
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Street scene, Welcome Minnesota, 2014
Street scene, Welcome Minnesota, 2014
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Street scene, Welcome Minnesota, 2014
Street scene, Welcome Minnesota, 2014
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Street scene, Welcome Minnesota, 2014
Street scene, Welcome Minnesota, 2014
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Water Tower, Welcome Minnesota, 2014
Water Tower, Welcome Minnesota, 2014
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City Hall, Welcome Minnesota, 2014
City Hall, Welcome Minnesota, 2014
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Fire Department, Welcome Minnesota, 2014
Fire Department, Welcome Minnesota, 2014
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Public Library, Welcome Minnesota, 2014
Public Library, Welcome Minnesota, 2014
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Street scene, Welcome Minnesota, 2014
Street scene, Welcome Minnesota, 2014
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 Post Office, Welcome Minnesota, 2014
Post Office, Welcome Minnesota, 2014
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Former Gerhardt's Grocery Store, Welcome Minnesota, 2014
Former Gerhardt's Grocery Store, Welcome Minnesota, 2014
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 Street scene, Welcome Minnesota, 2014
Street scene, Welcome Minnesota, 2014
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 Weiss Milling, Welcome Minnesota
Weiss Milling, Welcome Minnesota, 2014
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