Nash and the Baths

1916 Civil War veteran, farmer, politician and businessman, Jay Elijah Nash was born on March 29, 1843, in Hadley, Massachusetts. At the age of 18, he enlisted ...

Ice and Fire

1894 In January people in Robbinsdale were advised to arm themselves when traveling on Crystal Lake Avenue to Minneapolis after dark, after B.J. Browning had be...

Sanborn Terrace on Crystal Lake

The Sanborn family had owned land and farmed in Crystal Township in the years before Robbinsdale was incorporated as village. Arthur Sanborn became the first Pr...

The Twin Lake Highlands Addition

            ” A new addition just being platted. Twenty acres of beautifully wooded high land bordering the lake shore. This addition extends from Forty-f...

Crystal Lake

The relationship between Robbinsdale and the sparkling lake in the center of town has never been an easy one. In the 1880’s, Crystal Lake Avenue (West Bro...