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"Vilkommen lill Lindstrom," A giant Coffee Pot Water Tower in downtown Lindstrom, Minnesota. Lindstrom was founded in the 1850s by Swedish settlers. The city's old water tower is in the shape of an appropriately decorated coffee pot. Standing above the "America's Little Sweden" since 1902.

Owatonna, MN This is the main building of what used to be the Minnesota State Public School for Dependent and Neglected Children from 1886-1945. It now houses a museum dedicated to the memory of the children that were there.

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Historic Fort Snelling in St. Paul Minnesota: Open Year-Round. Once the farthest outpost of the U.S. in the homeland of the Dakota people, Historic Fort Snelling was later used for military training from the Civil War through World War II. Nearby Sibley House Historic Site features some of Minnesota’s oldest buildings. Highlights: • Restored 1820s fort including barracks, store & hospital • Dred Scott’s 1836-40 living quarters. #ONLYinMN

Love the details on the C. Zamboni & Sons building in Owatonna, Minnesota from 1931. From the Steele County Historical Society.

St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This is from the Purcell & Elmslie proposal for the same church that was ultimatley designed by Louis Sullivan.