Fun Finds in the NHC: New Additions to the Collaborative

The Collaborative has been busy transcribing, interpreting, and uploading a number of documents in the last few months. We’re excited to share some of these new additions with you! First National Bank of Northfield collection: Excerpts from the first minutes book of the First National Bank. This selection includes digitized records relating to the failed James-Younger Gang bank raid of 1876. You can see when the bank directors decided to get a burglar proof safe with a time lock, how much was left in the bank after the raid attempt, and...

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Fun Finds in the NHC: Mementoes from the Raid

I hope you are enjoying Northfield History Month as much as we are! Today, we will continue our exploration of interesting artifacts on the Northfield History Collaborative with some great souvenirs from the James-Younger Gang’s bank raid in Northfield. Did you know that the First National Bank in Northfield has in its possession a Colt Single-Action Army Revolver and a spur, both retrieved from Division Street after the failed bank raid on September 7, 1876? You can see photographs of these artifacts – preserved in a case at the bank...

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