Notes from a talk at the Hennepin History Museum.
Nye’s Polonaise: one of 37 piano bars in Minneapolis in 1974
Notes from a talk about dive bar history in Minneapolis and St Paul.
Why stand up paddle boarding is the perfect summer sport for senior dogs and their humans.
Vintage maps of train travel time from New York to the West.
Dismantled in 1943, one tiny piece of this old bridge still remains.
I get a charge out of place names that refer to the original landscape features of a place before they were bulldozed into oblivion for parking lots, roads, and buildings. Around these parts, we have suburbs like Maple Grove, Forest Lake, Eden Prairie, and so on—once you start looking, these names are everywhere. But it’s not … Read More
Each winter, when Minnesota’s 11,842 lakes inevitably freeze over, tiny houses appear out on the ice.
Started in 1917, the old Jefferson Highway connected Winnipeg to New Orleans.
This tiny island in Lake Superior is home to an artist residency and research station.
Click on the above image to look in the window of Johnny’s Accordion School on the second floor. Also in the second photo, I love the Mitzi Shop—a tiny little storefront with all of those mannequin heads in the window. Images courtesy of garon.us
Richard Davies began photographing wooden churches in northern Russia in 2002. The structures, some of which date back to the 16th century, have mostly been abandoned. As he writes on his website, many of those in the project are no longer standing due to neglect and vandalism. The website for the project includes more images … Read More