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Mending Hearts 

2022-11-30T15:19:18-06:00

by Ames Sheldon   Remarkable advances in heart surgery were forged at the Variety Club Heart Hospital at the University of Minnesota during the 1950s. This is the hospital where Drs. F. John Lewis, Richard Varco, C. Walton Lillehei, and Mansur Taufic [...]

Mending Hearts 2022-11-30T15:19:18-06:00

Hygiene and housing: the sleeping porch in Minnesota

2022-07-28T14:15:35-05:00

Glen Lake Sanatorium, main infirmary building and east wing, with top-floor open terraces.Courtesy of Hopkins Historical Society. What a marvel for scientists in the late 19th century to actually see what they theorized was making people ill. The world of [...]

Hygiene and housing: the sleeping porch in Minnesota2022-07-28T14:15:35-05:00

Forty years of family fun at the Hamel Rodeo

2022-06-30T15:34:44-05:00

by Sue Dorweiler If you set out to raise more than $1,000,000 for your community, how would you do it? Maybe you’d do what the folks in Hamel, Minnesota, did more than 40 years ago when they held their “first annual” Hamel [...]

Forty years of family fun at the Hamel Rodeo2022-06-30T15:34:44-05:00

Time traveling! Driving the Yellowstone Trail 

2022-05-27T16:06:29-05:00

To find Excelsior’s segment of the Yellowstone Trail, head west on Highway 7, turn right on Eureka Road, right on Mann Lane, right on Seamans Drive. You’ll practically be back on Highway 7 as the road curves into the Yellowstone Trail. [...]

Time traveling! Driving the Yellowstone Trail 2022-05-27T16:06:29-05:00

Hotels shut their doors to Black artists

2022-04-29T10:41:27-05:00

Before Marian Anderson was denied Constitution Hall, Minneapolis’ Dyckman Hotel refused the famous contralto lodging by Jokeda “JoJo” Bell Marian Anderson’s most famous challenge to American Jim Crow occurred during her April 9, 1939, performance at the Lincoln Memorial. After the Daughters [...]

Hotels shut their doors to Black artists2022-04-29T10:41:27-05:00

Edward Baker – mastermind of the skyways

2022-03-30T11:32:00-05:00

Photo courtesy Irac Nathanson. By Iric Nathason When Minneapolis skyways first appeared in the early 1960s, local skeptics questioned the long-term viability of these new pedestrian walkways that spanned downtown streets. But skeptics were won over as skyways began to [...]

Edward Baker – mastermind of the skyways2022-03-30T11:32:00-05:00
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