Uglem Upends Howard

In March, Henry Uglem (above) defeated Tom Howard and F.D. White to win a three cornered fight for mayor.  Uglem had 338 votes to Howard’s 253. White took 213 votes.  Uglem intermediately went to work persuading the Minneapolis City Council and the Robbinsdale’s citizen’s that a merger by way of annexation would be advantageous. In…

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Fawcett’s True Confessions

1922 On February 15, 1922, a new paper appeared: The Robbinsdale Northern Headlights, George Archard, Editor It was a four-page paper, published twice a week, Wednesday and Saturday. It continued until 1933 . Later the Hennepin County Enterprise, and still later the Robbinsdale Post gave us the news- In the Northern Headiights, Robbinsdale was proclaimed…

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The Eastern Star Also Rises

1921 Because the wives of the Masons who belonged to Compass Lodge #265 A.F. & A.M. decided they, too, should have an organization, Robbinsdale Chapter #238, Order of the Eastern Star, was started in 1921 with 78 charter members. Julia Randall was the first Worthy Matron and Dan Libby, Worthy Patron. As the Masonic Temple…

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The Roaring Twenties

1920 Census 1,369—a 79% increase since 1910 The decade of the “twenties” is remembered by many as the very best decade of their lives. The war to end wars was over and times were booming (until the stock market crash in 1929). Many got their first radios. Model “T’s” were replacing horses and the “flappers”…

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Bring on the Whiz Bang

1919 The Security Bank was incorporated December 16, 1918, opening for business January 16, 1919, in the same one-story building which had housed its predecessors, two banks which were once described by Mrs. Stillman as “very disappointing,” a most lenient description. The first officers were T. M. Antony, President; Arthur Ovrum, Vice-president; J. W. Roche,…

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