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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 [...]

First Minneapolis Library start-up money donor, Dr. Kirby Spencer, trusted and cared for by Armstrong English

First Minneapolis Library start-up money donor, Dr. Kirby Spencer, trusted and cared for by Armstrong English

By Sue Hunter Weir Dr. Kirby Spencer, one of Minneapolis’ first dentists, is generally credited with providing the money to start Minneapolis’ Athenaeum* which functioned as the city’s first public library. Eventually the Athenaeum evolved into the Minneapolis Public Library and more recently into the Hennepin County Library. His was one of [...]

From Greek Φιλανδρος (Philandros) “friend of man”; Philander Prescott

From Greek Φιλανδρος (Philandros) “friend of man”; Philander Prescott

Prescott, killed in 1862 at the Dakota Conflict after warning U.S. 6 years earlier of inevitable trouble without changes, was buried on the prairie and reinterred later at Layman’s Cemetery when Mary died in 1867.  His tombstone was encased ca. 1938 by the Hennepin History Museum in order to preserve it longer. By Sue Hunter-Weir For the [...]

Safeguarding the past to instill identity in the present and inspire the future

Safeguarding the past to instill identity in the present and inspire the future

By Sue Hunter Weir I started doing research in Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery in the 1990s when the Phillips Neighborhood was having a very tough time of it. We were widely known as “crime-ridden” Phillips,” as though that was our defining characteristic. I wanted people, not just those who live in Phillips, to be reminded of the fact that [...]

Sue Hunter Weir Honored Deserving for Preserving

Sue Hunter Weir Honored Deserving for Preserving

By Brad Pass Sue Hunter Weir was awarded the prestigious Steve Murray Award in recognition of her leadership and dedication to heritage preservation in Minneapolis. Our friend, neighbor and long-time contributor to The Alley Newspaper (including 112 Tales from Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery) was honored May 15th in a gala luncheon celebration at [...]

Buster Keaton, “The General” and Dreamland Faces combine for exquisite night at Cinema in the Cemetery

Buster Keaton, “The General” and Dreamland Faces combine for exquisite night at Cinema in the Cemetery

Saturday, May 24th, was a night to remember at Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery. Over 300 adults and an undetermined number of children under the age of 12 were on hand at the cemetery to watch Buster Keaton’s 1926 classic silent film, “The General.” If you’ve never seen the movie, The General is not a person but a locomotive. [...]

146th Memorial Day at Cemetery celebrated and mourned veterans

146th Memorial Day at Cemetery celebrated and mourned veterans

Colonel Hetherington spoke those words at the 146th Memorial Day gathering at Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery. It was, as Memorial Day, is intended to be a day of both celebration and mourning. The achievements of the many who have served in the military were acknowledged against the backdrop of those who did not return to [...]

Northern Orchards Places Near the Dead with author James Silas Rogers

Northern Orchards Places Near the Dead with author James Silas Rogers

Book reading and signing Sunday June 15th 2:00 PM FREE Admission at Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery Ceadr Ave & Lake Street James Silas Rogers will read from his latest collection of poems and essays. Journey with James to meet the living among the homes of the dead. You may recognize Rogers’ work from Garrison Keillor’s “Writers [...]

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