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50’s emigrants found romance, jobs, home, and business ownership Right on Lake Street

50’s emigrants found romance, jobs, home, and business ownership Right on Lake Street

By Carol Blair as told to Chris Oien Carol and her husband were involved with Soderberg’s Floral at 3305 E. Lake St. for almost 50 years, and owned it for 30 of them. She remembers how they got started there and what it was like. To see the full interview, go to www.youtube.com/visitlakestreet My name is Carol Blair, my husband is Lyle [...]

9 Cent Movies and Sugar from Minnehaha Fire Station

9 Cent Movies and Sugar from Minnehaha Fire Station

By Joyce Wisdom and Chris Oien My name is Bill Nelson, and I showed up in the neighborhood of March 1941, which was just a few months before Pearl Harbor. Some of my earliest memories go back to shortly after the beginning of World War II, when I and my mother, along with my brother who was an infant at the time, would make the trek from 36th [...]

“Tell Me a Story”…in Kathleen Anderson’s Words

“Tell Me a Story”…in Kathleen Anderson’s Words

Lake Street Council is working hard this year to collect and promote the history of this area. The first stage to this project is collecting oral histories of longtime residents. Here’s part of the interview with Kathleen Anderson, longtime district director for Congressman Martin Sabo, who lived in Longfellow growing up. Please visit [...]

“Tell Me a Story”…in Joyce Krook’s words

“Tell Me a Story”…in Joyce Krook’s words

Lake Street Council is working hard this year to collect and promote the history of the Lake Street area. The first stage to this project is collecting oral histories of longtime residents. We started with Alley ally Joyce Krook. Here are some excerpts of Joyce recalling her childhood growing up in the Hennepin & Lake area. Please visit [...]