Amy Sails for France

1918   On January 19 Mr. J. Bloberger, Hall Custodian, reported “his supply of wood and coal was running short and he didn’t know if he could get any more” so the Council instructed him not to rent the hall to outside parties and to conserve fuel as much as possible. The Council also in…

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Robbinsdale to Berlin

1917 During the World War of 1917 and 1918, Robbinsdale’s growth was at a standstill. As in other wars, Robbinsdale furnished a generous share of soldiers. The first contingent to leave the village in a truck bearing a huge banner “Robbinsdale to Berlin” consisted of Eddie Lacomb, William Schlundt, Julius Sessing, Dave Parkhill, John Nasett,…

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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 in the Union serving with Company D of the 27th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. Nash re-enlisted in 1863. During the long bloody course of the war Nash fought…

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Bandstand!

1915 In 1914 under the auspices of George 0. Johnson, Arthur L. Jones and J. H. Morse, many money-raising events were held for a bandstand for Robbinsdale Civic Club Band. These included events such as the ice cream social in the Robbinsdale Village Hall on July 28, 1914—”Plates, 10 cents.” On July 29, 1915, the…

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Through Service Streetcars

1914   The November 1, 1914, Minneapolis Tribune describes the new through street-car service just inaugurated. ‘It leaves Hennepin and Sixth Street and arrives thirty minutes later in Robbinsdale, at the end of a 3800-foot stretch of concrete pavement, replacing the old Jumper stub line, which had operated for over twenty years.” There was a…

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