Company D from Northfield

Even though the Great War had been raging in Europe since 1914, in 1916 most Northfielders were more interested in what was going on at the border with Mexico. Why? Because their friends and relatives were serving in Company D of the 2nd Infantry Regiment of the Minnesota National Guard. After Mexican leader Pancho Villa started raiding in Texas and New Mexico, President Wilson called National Guard units into federal service to guard the border, and Northfield’s Company D was officially mobilized.┬áThe mobilization point for...

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Getting out the vote in 1930s Northfield

Here’s a photo taken in Northfield in the 1930s showing Denny Hamblin and Frank Manz Jr. getting word out on election day in 1930s Northfield. While many things have changed in Northfield (including when polls close), at least some things remain the same! Vote To-Day!

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