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.
Vintage maps of train travel time from New York to the West.
Dismantled in 1943, one tiny piece of this old bridge still remains.
Started in 1917, the old Jefferson Highway connected Winnipeg to New Orleans.
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
I can’t look at the quasi-360 degree scope and everyday details of this image and not think about Google Street View, which keeps coming across my radar in the form of amazing projects—but more on that later. For now let’s look at this incredible daguerreotype from 1848 that shows a panoramic view of Cincinnati’s riverfront … Read More
It’s the end of summer. There is a part of me these last weeks that has longed to be home, to go on a road trip, to be “somewhere in the West”—or at least have a valid Euro-driver’s license that would allow me to do a little adventuring. This road trip taken by my grandma … Read More