ST. PAUL—Many Americans see the First World War as little more than a prelude to World War II, but Minnesota Historical Society curator Brian Horrigan hopes an exhibit opening this weekend in St. Paul will help change that. "WW1 America" offers museum-goers a glimpse of life in the United States between 1914 and 1919, illustrating how completely the "Great War" shaped nearly all aspects of life in the 20th century.
ST. PAUL — When Lloyd Jackson was dropping off some trash at Pig's Eye Landfill one day in the 1950s, he stumbled across an old photo album in a pile of garbage. The sepia-toned images inside chronicled the construction of Minnesota's state Capitol between 1896 and 1905 — one of the most comprehensive visual records of the project in existence. But Jackson, who died in 2007, had no way of knowing this. After showing the curious find to his family he tucked it away in his attic, where it remained buried for several decades.