Lakeview Terrace Park

1959 In November, voters approved a bond issue for development of a park at the south end of Crystal Lake which was mostly marsh. It took two years of hauling i...

Lee Elementary School

1948 The new Lee Elementary School opened in the fall of 1948, with Mr 0. B. Aftreth as its first principal. Over the next 28 years the war babies and the post-...

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...