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August Herman Olson Rolle was born to Norwegian immigrant parents on a farm in Sibley County, Minnesota on March 30, 1975 and died in Washington, D.C. ("D.C.") on October 9, 1941. He attended Red Wing Seminary in Red Wing, Minnesota, studying business and law until 1892. He worked for the Willcox Lumber Company of Lake Park, Minnesota, before he "remembered the Maine" and joined the US Army in June, 1898. Rolle served during the Spanish-American War with the 3rd U.S. Infantry at Fort Snelling, Minnesota and fought in a small police action against the Chippewa tribe. Rolle's earliest known work is a fine sanguine sketch of a seated young soldier h
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