Downtown skyline, Minneapolis (1938) via Minnesota Historical Society
Jack Clark’s Bar and Cafe sign, Minneapolis. (1977) via Minnesota Historical Society
Thirst Things First.
Twin City Auto Show and Market Week Style Revue (1925) via Minnesota Historical Society
Casablanca Cafe & Bar, 408 Hennepin, Minneapolis. (1945) via Minnesota Historical Society
Minneapolis Miller’s baseball team players (Ted Williams is the second player from the left) hanging out in the clubhouse before a game. (1938) via Minnesota Historical Society
Looking down Third Street South to Hennepin showing old Post Office tower, Minneapolis (1906) by Minnesota Historical Society
Jesse Ventura St. Patrick’s Day Card
St. Patrick’s Day card featuring Jesse Ventura in a green leprechaun suit reads “After a glass of St. Patrick’s Day cheer”, inside reads “The streets of St. Paul become perfectly clear!” The sentiment of the card refers to Governor Ventura’s remarks on The Late Show with David Letterman in 1999, that the streets of St. Paul must have been laid out by drunken Irishmen, because the street grid made no sense. (There was a fair uproar after he said this.) via Minnesota Historical Society
Saloon advertising Golden Grain Belt Beers, address unknown, Minneapolis (1919) via Minnesota Historical Society
Ugh, address unknown? I love this little bar, if I had been alive in Minneapolis in 1919, this WOULD have been my hangout. And if by chance this building is still standing, but today is a private residence or flower shop, I will make a Kickstarter campaign to buy it from the current owners, and turn it back into a bar.
This is my promise to you.
Sails on Lake Minnetonka (1914) via Minnesota Historical Society
Two couples at a 1936-7 New Year’s Eve party. via Minnesota Historical Society
Yep, that’s your great-grandfather with his hand on the ass of someone who is not your great-grandmother.
Ain’t history neat?
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY!