Crystal Lake and Sacred Heart

1973 Aeration pumps, which keep water open all winter, began operation in Crystal Lake on October 22. This was after much arguing about, “what if some kid...

Robbinsdale was Someplace Else

1967 The Crystal Lake Water Study Committee was appointed by the City Council to study the problems of Crystal Lake which, by now, was considered a “dead&...

Cooper Retires

1965 One of the two earliest landmarks, the former First Congregational Church, was demolished on March 3rd to make room for a filling station, later occupied b...

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...