Post-blizzard Mankato, ca. 1880. Photo: Elias F. Everitt. Minnesota Historical Society Photograph Collection.

But nothing prepared southwestern Minnesota for the January storm that came to be known as the Children's Blizzard.

Christmas window display, Dayton's Department Store, Minneapolis,1956. Photo by Norton & Peel. © Minnesota Historical Society. All rights reserved.

Christmas window display, Dayton's Department Store, Photo by Norton & Peel. All rights reserved.

Minnesota Vikings Touchdown Towel,1987. Minnesota Historical Society 3D Objects Collection.

Minnesota Vikings Touchdown Towel,1987. Minnesota Historical Society 3D Objects Collection.

Minnesota Vikings advertising poster, sponsored by SuperAmerica, 1982. Distributed by Speedway SuperAmerica, LLC. Minnesota Historical Society 3D Objects Collection.

Minnesota Vikings advertising poster, sponsored by SuperAmerica, 1982. Distributed by Speedway SuperAmerica, LLC. Minnesota Historical Society 3D Objects Collection.

Rufus C. Johnson ice skating with a sail on Lake Minnetonka,1955. Photograph: Minnesota Statehood Centennial Commission. © Minnesota Historical Society. All Rights Reserved.

Rufus C. Johnson ice skating with a sail on Lake Photograph: Minnesota Statehood Centennial Commission. All Rights Reserved.

New Year's Eve party, 1937. Minnesota Historical Society Photograph Collection.

New Year's Eve party, Minnesota Historical Society Photograph Collection.

Christmas decorations, Powers Department Store, Minneapolis, 1949. Photo by Norton & Peel. © Minnesota Historical Society. All rights reserved.

Christmas decorations, Powers Department Store, Minneapolis, Photo by Norton & Peel. All rights reserved.

Christmas window display, Powers Department Store, Minneapolis, 1950. Photo by Norton & Peel. © Minnesota Historical Society. All rights reserved.

Christmas window display, Powers Department Store, Minneapolis, Photo by Norton & Peel. All rights reserved.

Christmas display window, Dayton's Department Store, Minneapolis, 1955. Photo by Norton & Peel. © Minnesota Historical Society. All rights reserved.

Christmas display window, Dayton's Department Store, Minneapolis, Photo by Norton & Peel. All rights reserved.

Christmas window display, Dayton's Department Store, Minneapolis. Photo by Norton & Peel, 1938. © Minnesota Historical Society. All rights reserved.

100 Years of Tradition: Vintage Retail Holiday Window Displays Through the Years

Minnesota Vikings Football Team, 1963. Minnesota Historical Society Photograph Collection.

1963 Team Photo of the Minnesota Vikings.

Minnesota Vikings booster button, 1989. Advertised by the St. Paul Pioneer Press Dispatch. Minnesota Historical Society 3D Objects Collection.

Minnesota Vikings booster button, 1989. Advertised by the St. Paul Pioneer Press Dispatch. Minnesota Historical Society 3D Objects Collection.

Minnesota Vikings "away game" jersey worn by defensive tackle #88 Alan Page, ca. 1973. Minnesota Historical Society 3D Objects Collection.

Minnesota Vikings "away game" jersey worn by defensive tackle #88 Alan Page, ca. 1973. Minnesota Historical Society 3D Objects Collection.

Minnesota Vikings souvenir handkerchief, 1989. Sponsored by J. C. Penney and Levi Strauss & Co. Minnesota Historical Society 3D Objects Collection.

Minnesota Vikings souvenir handkerchief, 1989. Sponsored by J. C. Penney and Levi Strauss & Co. Minnesota Historical Society 3D Objects Collection.

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