View of the Third Avenue bridge and downtown Minneapolis on a twenty-six below zero day. (1951) via Minnesota Historical Society
Minneapolitans of a certain age will remember downtown’s beautiful “Young Quinlan” store. It was the first woman’s ready-to-wear store west of the Mississippi, and it was founded by a woman, Elizabeth Quinlan.
We were so pleased to learn that Elizabeth Quinlan was on the advisory board of The…
Senator Walter Mondale participates in a turnover taste test while visiting the headquarters of the Pillsbury Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (1965) via Minnesota Historical Society
African-American man on his 1947 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead motorcycle. (1947) via Minnesota Historical Society
If you care at all about the history of rock/punk/new wave music in Minneapolis, or just music history at all, you need to check out the Twin/Tone records page.
Pic 1: Babes In Toyland
Pic 2: The Suburbs
Pic 3: The Replacements
Instructor and students viewing frog chart, Vocational High School, Minneapolis (1958) via Minnesota Historical Society
Perfectly Good Facts Episode 1: The Stone Arch Bridge via Perfectly Good Facts
Two people chopping down a tree on the Minneapolis Auditorium roof in downtown Minneapolis with the Foshay tower in the background. (1946) via Minnesota Historical Society
Last piece of Met Stadium torn down
The last standing piece of Metropolitan Stadium was taken down on Monday morning.
The “East” parking sign was located in the North parking lot at Mall of America. It was the final piece of decades of Minnesota history that took place at Met Stadium.
The sign will be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to be auctioned off in support of Type 1 Diabetes research.
via KARE11, top photo by me from a blog post I did last July about the old Met Center/Stadium East parking sign.
Dancing to the band at King Solomon’s Mines, Minneapolis (1967) via Minnesota Historical Society