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See $1,000. House on 15th Ave. – Phineas Phelps built houses after Civil War service

See $1,000. House on 15th Ave. – Phineas Phelps built houses after Civil War service

Beginning  June 5, 1886, Phineas Phelps  built a $400. wooden barn at 2800 15th Ave. So. Mpls. and this $1,000. house. The vinyl siding and windows along with the metal door and satellite dish are probably more recent changes. By Sue Hunter Weir One hundred and fifty years ago, on April 9, 1865, Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant [...]

Cinema in the Cemetery

Cinema in the Cemetery

Returns with Buster Keaton’s, “The Navigator”, Memorial Day Weekend to Benefit the Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery Fence Restoration Project Film score to be played live by local music group Dreamland Faces WHAT: On Saturday, May 23, at approximately 8:30 p.m., the Friends of the Cemetery in partnership with The Trylon Microcinema will [...]

Richard Herberg November 18, 1915 – April 1916

Richard Herberg November 18, 1915 – April 1916

Richard Herberg was the four-month-old son of Frederick Axel and Caroline Herberg and the twin of brother Russell. Their family lived at 3209 24th Avenue. Richard is buried in Lot 24, Block N. By Sue Hunter Weir Era causes of death reflect medical knowledge Richard Herberg’s death certificate lists his cause of death as “dentition.”  By [...]

Civil War Veteran Henry and Elizabeth Hagadorn

Civil War Veteran Henry and Elizabeth Hagadorn

The “Companion” marker for Herbert J.,6, and Liddie Hagadorn,10 who died in October 1870 and are buried at Pioneer and Soldiers Cemetery. In the 1800’s “Companion” markers were often used for children who died within a short time. They were two of ten children of Henry and Elizabeth Hagadorn who later moved to Brainerd. Two of ten [...]

Stone wears slowly. Adapting regulations shouldn’t be as slow!

Stone wears slowly. Adapting  regulations shouldn’t be as slow!

This photo of John Carpenter was likely taken some time in the 1860s so he has that characteristic stare that comes of having to keep your eyes open forever for long exposures. “The fall of dropping water wears away the Stone.” – Lucretius c. 99 BC – c. 55 BC)* By Sue Hunter Weir 120th in a Series Finally. Veterans Affairs has [...]

Violent Deaths: Century-wide Comparison

Violent Deaths: Century-wide Comparison

Minneapolis City Hall and Hennepin County Courthouse (also known as the “Municipal Building”), designed by Long and Kees in 1888, is the main building used by the city government of Minneapolis, Minnesota as well as by Hennepin County, Minnesota. The structure has served many different purposes since it was built, although today the building [...]

“Yellow Journalism” adds insult to injury of family

“Yellow Journalism” adds insult to  injury of family

Nasty little printer’s devils spew forth from the Hoe press in this Puck cartoon of November 21, 1888.Yellow journalism, or the yellow press, is a type of journalism that presents little or no legitimate well-researched news and instead uses eye-catching headlines to sell more newspapers. Techniques may include exaggerations of news events, [...]

No Flu cases Sept ‘18, 400 Daily Oct ’18

No Flu cases Sept ‘18, 400 Daily Oct ’18

Foreman Percy Gould & dog perhaps at Rosenquist Co., 1008 E. Franklin Ave. By Sue Hunter Weir Percy and Nellie (Carlson) Gould amongst 199 deaths in 3 months On September 19, 1918, Dr. H. M. Guilford, Minneapolis’ City Health Commissioner, declared that the Spanish Influenza epidemic “does not exist in Minneapolis and never has.” That [...]

COMING SOON! Alien Invasion

COMING SOON! Alien Invasion

COMING SOON! Alien Invasion – Cinema on the Cemetery returns on September 10, 2014, with a screening of the 1958 horror/sci-fi film “The Blob.” Cemetery gates will open at 6 and the screening will begin at sundown, approximately 7 o’clock. Taco Taxi will be on hand with their usual delicious fare. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on. [...]

Cemetery markers are the “tip of the iceberg” and a book cover of family stories

Cemetery markers are the “tip of the  iceberg” and a book cover of family stories

At 26th St. and 26th Ave. George Thompson II (left photo) owned the Exchange Hotel and Duffy’s Bar here in bottom right photo in the area that became known as the Hub of Hell because of shootings, killings, labor riots and gangster hangouts. Top 1965 photo of  Duffy’s and Mr. Nib’s Nightclub. Duffy’s Tavern became Norma Jean’s Nightclub [...]

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