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Swedish bobbin lace pillow used for making lace, with patterns and home-made lace. The Swedish woman who owned the item, Elsie Johannsen Operland, immigrated from Motala to the Rondo area in 1903 where she became a charter member of Central Baptist…

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A newspaper article written by James LaFaye about his summer adventures in Europe.

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Photograph of Florence and Readus Fletcher, a Rondo mother and son, taken by Gordon Parks at Esther Peake Studios located in Rondo.

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An informational flyer explaining the construction of the Rondo Commemorative Plaza. Along with the intended engraved saying.

“In Memory of

Grandma

Mother and Dad

The LaFaye Family”

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Photo of Nate Evans, the first Black fire fighter at Fire Station #22 on Front and Matilda Street. A current firefighter, Gerone Hamilton, brought in the image and is photographed with it (right), alongside Marvin R. Anderson (left).

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A coffee cup from Square Deal Liquor Store at 618 Rondo Ave in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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World War II Projectionist Certificate U.S. Army for Mathew J. Russell of Rondo.

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Marvin Anderson's first paycheck stub from his first job at Whirlpool. He worked as a general laborer and assembled the handles on all the vacuum cleaners.

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Marian Brown-Moore contributed this family photograph. Pictured are mother and father William and Laura Brown, along with Marian and sibling.
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