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Seattle’s Space Needle and the 1962 Century 21 Exposition

The Space Needle is an observation tower in Seattle, WA. It is a landmark of the Pacific Northwest and an icon of Seattle. It was built in the Seattle Center for the 1962 World’s Fair, which drew over 2.3 million visitors. Nearly 20,000 people a day used its elevators during the event. Once the tallest structure west of the Mississippi […]

This month in Minnesota history

EDITOR’S NOTE: Part 1 of This Month in Minnesota History for July was published in last week’s edition of Hometown Focus. This week we feature part 2 of 2 of This Month in Minnesota History for July. — Cindy Kujala, HTF Managing Content Editor July 13 1787: Congress passes the Northwest Ordinance. Authored by Thomas Jefferson, it set up the […]

THIS MONTH IN MINNESOTA HISTORY

July 1 1922: A nationwide walkout by railroad shop craft and other employees includes 8,000 workers in the Twin Cities. The strike ends in defeat for the workers, with scab labor permanently replacing many of them, but the new Farmer-Labor Party’s a… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me […]

Let’s go to the movies!

Maco and Granada theaters were once great places of fun


Hundreds of children were given free tickets to the December 1959 Kiddies Christmas Theater at the Granada Theatre. The party was sponsored by Richard’s dad Dick Olson (Dick’s Conoco Service) and Ostrov’s Super Market. Submitted photos.THIS WEEK IN R… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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