Nokohaha

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laughter, falling water and time

Located: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Tags: Minnehaha, Hiawatha, Longfellow, Then and Now, Nokomis, Keewaydin, Gleaning, Ramshackle, Wandering West

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El Amin’s Fish House on Feb 6, 2012 in , Odds and Ends, Barack Obama, bean pie, DFL, , fish dinner, hush puppies, Mx. Pacman, Nation of Islam, North Minneapolis, sweet potato pieBack in 2008 I was going door to door in North Minneapolis passing out literature for the Democratic party supporting Barack Obama. At the end of my route was a tiny restaurant near the corner of Penn and Broadway called El Amin’s Fish House. Insid...



The old Lower Bridge to Saint Anthony on Feb 6, 2012 in Post Cards, 1874, 1934, 2nd Avenue, Minneapolis, Mississippi, The Lower Bridge, University steam plantThe Lower Bridge used to cross the Mississippi between 10th Avenue in Minneapolis and 2nd Avenue across the river in old Saint Anthony. The Lower was built in 1874 as part of the Minneapolis and Saint Anthony merger agreement. This deck truss bridge...



Seven Corners Then and Now on Feb 4, 2012 in , Cedar Avenue, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Scandinavian, Seven Corners, Somalia, Washington Avenue, West Bank  The early growth of the Minneapolis was directed by the river and most of the city’s old streets ran parallel to it to take advantage of the amount of land that could be used. Later the growing city turned to using north-south/east-west...



Spam. Spam, Spam on Feb 4, 2012 in , Nokohaha TV, Nostalgias, Austin, boneless, , Cure 81, cured ham, hormel, Hormel Foundation, Little Sizzlers, Minnesota, Prelinger Archive, skinless, spamHere’s a thrilling and informative film from the Library of Congress Prelinger Archive. The 60′s went well for Hormel. In 1961 Little Sizzlers sausages were introduced. In 1962, Hormel constructed a 75,000-square-foot sausage manufacturin...



The Ballad of a Thin Man at the Civic Center on Feb 3, 2012 in Noise, 1978, Bob Dylan, Bob Dylan At Budokan, Saint Paul, Saint Paul Civic Center  In 1978 Bob Dylan went on tour. He performed 114 shows in Japan, the Far East, Europe and America. Over two million people came out and paid to see him. Dylan assembled an 8 piece band and the obligatory female three back up singers for the sh...



The Other Side Ashland Avenue Then and Now on Feb 2, 2012 in , Ashland Avenue, Saint PaulBuilt in 1889, the coat of arms above the front porch on this home probably inspired the folks across the street to put one on theirs. I wonder if they were feuding families. Can you believe how big that pine tree got in less than thirty years?