Memories of World War II

1943 Memories of World War II: rationing of certain foods (meat, sugar, and shortening) and gasoline; the huge scrap metal pile on Regent Avenue; eyeing members...

The Robbinsdale Civil Air Patrol

1942 The 40 fliers and 25 ground crew men and women of Robbinsdale’s Civil Air Patrol, part the Minnesota State Guard, completed a 230 hour ground school ...

The Big Howard Lumber Fire

  1941 On January 8th, a fire causing $50,000 in damage to several business places, was started by the water heater in the bowling alley at 4123 West Broad...

The Blizzard

1940 Census: 6,018 (a 36% increase since 1930) The decade of the “forties” will never be forgotten because of World War II. Local events included th...

The Lions Club Roars

The Robbinsdale Lions Club was organized February 28, 1939, with 24 charter members. The first officers included Donald Ruble, president, H. Elmer Westmoreland,...