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A History of Minneapolis: an Overview by Staff at the Hennepin County Library

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Featuring historical photos and items from the collections of the Hennepin County Library, with contemporary photos from the Phototour of Minneapolis by Chris Gregerson.

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Crowds at the 20-mile 'Women's Race' at Bill King's Fair, 1880. The Fairgrounds Building was at Minnehaha Avenue near 30th Avenue South.
Minneapolis Collection, BR0156

Wonderland Park at night. An amusement park located between Lake Street, East 34th Street, 31st Avenue South and 33rd Avenue South (1905-1912).
Minneapolis Collection, M0731

Robert (Fish) Jones with a performing elephant (circa 1928) at his Longfellow Gardens at Minnehaha Park.
Minneapolis Collection, M1530

Queen of the Lakes candidate, Aquatennial Grande Day Parade, 1964.
Municipal Information Library, Slide Collection, MIL3191.

Boating on the Mississippi River (October 1968).
Municipal Information Library, Slide Collection, MIL1636.

Minnehaha Falls (photo taken June 1975).
Municipal Information Library, Slide Collection, MIL1628.

Bandshell at Lake Harriet, constructed 1985. (Photo taken September 1999.)
Photo courtesy of Chris Gregerson

'Spoonbridge and Cherry' by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, completed 1988, located in the Walker Art Center Sculpture Garden. (Photo taken August 1999.)
Photo courtesy of Chris Gregerson

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