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Robbbinsdale boosters built this float for the Minneapolis Industrial Parade in July of 1911. The parade was part of the Minneapolis Civic Celebration was held during the week of July 2 to July 8. The festivities emphasized the prosperity of the Northwest and illustrated many of the area’s notable achievements. An estimated 25,000 visitors arrived in Minneapolis during the week. The celebrations included parades, musical programs, military maneuvers and the linking of Lake of the Isles and Lake Calhoun. The signs on the horses that pulled the Robbinsdale float read:

“Robbinsdale, Best Suburban Homes, Schools Second to None, Come Out To See Our Lakes, Purest Water and Lots of Fresh Air”

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