Thomas Lowry's Ghost
Minneapolis streetcar sign (ca. 1930)
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Minneapolis streetcar sign (ca. 1930)

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Ad for Wax Museum record store, Minneapolis (1972) 
"At prices we all can get next to." 
(image via Twin Cities Music Highlights)

Ad for Wax Museum record store, Minneapolis (1972)

"At prices we all can get next to."

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From a catalog of Minneapolis Electric Equipment, Co.  (1908)
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From a catalog of Minneapolis Electric Equipment, Co.  (1908)

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Boys rowing through a flooded Bohemian Flats on the West Bank of the Mississippi River. Washington Avenue bridge in the background. Minneapolis (1898)
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Boys rowing through a flooded Bohemian Flats on the West Bank of the Mississippi River. Washington Avenue bridge in the background. Minneapolis (1898)

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"Milling District and Heart of the City, Minneapolis, Minn. This interesting air view shows in the foreground the historic St. Anthony Falls and river banks lined with the world famous Minneapolis flour mills. The background shows the business district of the "Metropolis of the Northwest" with its many skyscrapers and industrial enterprises."
(postcard, from 1939, via)

"Milling District and Heart of the City, Minneapolis, Minn. This interesting air view shows in the foreground the historic St. Anthony Falls and river banks lined with the world famous Minneapolis flour mills. The background shows the business district of the "Metropolis of the Northwest" with its many skyscrapers and industrial enterprises."

(postcard, from 1939, via)

Downtown Minneapolis, looking towards the Mississippi River and Exhibition Building along 3rd Avenue. Washington Avenue and Milwaukee Depot in foreground. (1908)
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Downtown Minneapolis, looking towards the Mississippi River and Exhibition Building along 3rd Avenue. Washington Avenue and Milwaukee Depot in foreground. (1908)

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Father’s Day window display at Kresge’s Department Store, Minneapolis (1957)
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Father’s Day window display at Kresge’s Department Store, Minneapolis (1957)

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Streetcars at Hennepin Ave & 5th St, Minneapolis. (1953)
Today we welcome the Green Line Light Rail line to our metro area transportation family. As I’ve tried to document over the life of this site, the Twin Cities had a an elaborate and expansive streetcar system until its demise in 1954. And while (of course) streetcars and light rail are different beasts, there’s been some romanticism of these cars in relation to the current ones. Anything that gets and keeps butts in the seats is okay with me.
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Streetcars at Hennepin Ave & 5th St, Minneapolis. (1953)

Today we welcome the Green Line Light Rail line to our metro area transportation family. As I’ve tried to document over the life of this site, the Twin Cities had a an elaborate and expansive streetcar system until its demise in 1954. And while (of course) streetcars and light rail are different beasts, there’s been some romanticism of these cars in relation to the current ones. Anything that gets and keeps butts in the seats is okay with me.

(image via Minnesota Reflections)

Instructors learning soccer rules at Logan Park, Minneapolis (ca. 1945)
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Instructors learning soccer rules at Logan Park, Minneapolis (ca. 1945)

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Washington Avenue bridge looking towards University of Minnesota’s East Bank campus, Minneapolis. (1954)
(image via Minnesota Reflections)

Washington Avenue bridge looking towards University of Minnesota’s East Bank campus, Minneapolis. (1954)

(image via Minnesota Reflections)