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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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Where is Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA? 

Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA

The Minnesota Territorial Legislature authorized present-day Minneapolis as a town in 1856 on the Mississippi's west bank. Minneapolis incorporated as a city in 1867, the year rail service began between Minneapolis and Chicago. It later joined with the east-bank city of St. Anthony in 1872...wikipedia


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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - Minneapolis, St. Anthony, and St. Anthony's Falls
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Minneapolis, St. Anthony, and St. Anthony's Falls
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - The Munsing
Plated Underwear
The Northwest Knitting Co., Minneapolis

The Ladies' Home Journal
September 1898
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

The Munsing
Plated Underwear
The Northwest Knitting Co., Minneapolis

The Ladies' Home Journal
September 1898
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - Pillsbury's Vitos The Ideal Wheat Food for Breakfast
Pillsbury-Washburn Flour Mills Co., Ltd., Minneapolis, Minn.

The Ladies' Home Journal
October 1898
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Pillsbury's Vitos The Ideal Wheat Food for Breakfast
Pillsbury-Washburn Flour Mills Co., Ltd., Minneapolis, Minn.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - Club Row
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Club Row
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - Maculate Conception Church
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Maculate Conception Church
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - West High School
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

West High School
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA


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News  1855 - January 23 - The first bridge over the Mississippi River opens in what is now Minneapolis, Minnesota,

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January 23, 1855
News  1866 - Large Fire in Minneapolis.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Friday, March 17.

A fire here last night destroyed twenty buildings from...Read MORE...

News  1867 - Fire at Minneapolis, Minn.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Saturday, June 29.
A fire this morning burned the St. Paul House, WARNER'S...Read MORE...

1870 - Minneapolis and Saint Paul became major cities partly thanks to French immigrant engineer Edmund La Croix, a resident of the area who perfected a device to purify white flour in the early 1870s.

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News  1882 - FIRE IN MINNEAPOLIS. BURNING OF THE BARTON BLOCK - LOSS NEARLY $100,000.
ST. PAUL, Dec. 18. - The Barton Block, in Washington avenue, Minneapolis, was burned this morning,...Read MORE...

1883 - September 29 – A consortium of flour mill operators in Minneapolis, Minnesota forms the Minneapolis, Sault Ste. Marie and Atlantic Railway as a means to get their product to the Great Lakes ports but avoid the high tariffs of Chicago.

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September 29, 1883
News  1884 - ACADEMY OF MUSIC DESTROYED.
Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. 26. - The old Academy of Music building in Minneapolis was destroyed by...Read MORE...

1889 - First library to have a Children's department was the Minneapolis Public Library.

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News  1897 - A $200,000 Fire In Minneapolis.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Jan. 10. - Fire this morning destroyed the packing house of the Anchor Flour...Read MORE...

News  1902 - BIG FIRE IN MINNEAPOLIS.
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 30. - Fire to-night destroyed the six-story building occupied by the Minneapolis...Read MORE...

1906
Minneapolis, the first city of Minnesota in popula tion and importance and the capital of Hennepin...Read MORE...

News  1911 - EXPLOSION TIES UP AND DARKENS A CITY. Power House of Electric Co. In Minneapolis Destroyed by Short Circuit of 13,000 Volts. ELEVEN MEN NEAR DEATH.
Blinding Flashes and Deafening Crashes Continuous - Streets Unlighted - Newspapers Use Hand...Read MORE...

1912 - The nation's first Better Business Bureau was founded in Minneapolis.

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News  1912 - Three Dead in Storm
Minneapolis, Minn., July 13. - Three persons are dead and thirteen injured and a property loss of...Read MORE...

News  1913 - BLAZE COSTS TWO LIVES. FIRE DESTROYS NORTH SIDE HIGH SCHOOL AT MINNEAPOLIS.
Minneapolis, June 19. - Captain JOHN GRAY died in a few hours from his injuries, Ladderman FRANK...Read MORE...

News  1917 - TWELVE MISSING IN FIRE. SCORE MAY HAVE DIED IN MINNEAPOLIS BLAZE. ONE WOMAN JUMPS TO DEATH - FIREMEN ARRIVING LATE ARE ATTACKED BY CROWD.
Minneapolis, Minn., Feb. 12. - Firemen are searching the smoking ruins of the Kenwood Hotel for the ...Read MORE...

1919 - A Minneapolis factory turned out the nations first armored cars.

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1926 - The first Automatic Pop-up toaster was marketed in June by McGraw Electric Co. in Minneapolis under the name Toastmaster. The retail price was $13.50.

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News  1928 - October 10 - The temperature at Minneapolis, MN, reached 90 degrees, their latest such reading of record.

The Weather Channel
October 10, 1928
News  1956 - JET HITS HOMES; 6 DIE.
Minneapolis (INS) - Six persons, including four children, were killed Saturday when a Navy jet...Read MORE...

News  1967 - MINNEAPOLIS HOTEL BLAZE FATAL TO FOUR.
Minneapolis, Minn. (AP) - Four persons died Monday night when fire raced through two upper floors...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Belair
World War II Soldier flag  George BELAIR (31 January 1915, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - 8 May 2005, , Minnesota, USA) gravestone

Bourdeaux
flag  Marie BOURDEAUX (November 6th 1913, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - July 2 1988, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)

Dhein
flag  Eleanor DHEIN (9 June 1896, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - 30 December 1961, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA) gravestone

Hall
flag  John Merril HALL (10 April 1925, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - 1 April 2005?, )

Higgins
flag  Louis Vincent HIGGINS (April 7, 1925, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - March 3, 1986, Brockton, Massachusetts, USA ) gravestone

Hoisve
 World War II Soldier flag  Harold Vernon HOISVE (19 November 1910, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - 18 November 1971, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA) gravestone

Lindgren
flag  Betty LINDGREN (12,26,1926, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - 12,09,1998, Edina, Minnesota, USA) gravestone

Peppin
flag  Emily Sophie PEPPIN (10 December 1866, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - 17 December 1940, Red Lake County Minnesota, USA) gravestone

Reinhardt
flag  F REINHARDT (26 February 1874, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - , )

Rogers
 flag  Gale A ROGERS (16 October 1903, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - 5 February 1994, Missoula County, Montana, USA (Missoula)) gravestone

Vogel
flag  Wilfred VOGEL (may 23, 1920, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - may 11, 2015, Granite Falls, Minnesota, USA) gravestone

Warden
flag  Ray Winfred WARDEN (4 January 1887, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - 11 March 1905, Tucson, Arizona, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Died Here

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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1912
George Richard BOURDEAUX (8 December 1886 - 31 August 1972) & Eleanor DHEIN (9 June 1896 - 30 December 1961)
married 4 November 1912
 

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