Growing the Library

1960 Census: 16,381 (a 45% increase since 1950) The decade of the sixties included a new bank, filtration plants, the revival of Crystal Lake, the formation of ...

The Fabulous Fifities

1950 Census: 11,289 (an 87.6% increase since 1940) The decade of the 1950’s was busy. World War II was over. School activities were fun for all the new pa...

Moving to Hubbard Avenue

1949 In February, a PTA was organized at Lee School with Mrs. James Walker as the first president. A card party, a KSTP Barn Dance at the high school, a square ...

Sonneyson Shows Up

1937 On Memorial Day the Robbinsdale Concert Band paraded in the services at the flagpole on Victory Memorial Drive and in the parade on Nicollet Avenue in new ...

Another Defeat for Annexation

1932   On April 21 the Library Club planted a Memorial Elm at the Library in commemoration of 200 years since George Washington’s birth. Ernest P. Sh...