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the Jazz Capital of the North
Milly Smith recounts the history
of Jazz in Mendota.
The Village of Little Crow
This November 1986 issue
showcases the history of the Native American Little Crow village called Kaposia
that once stood along the banks of the Mississippi River in what is now part of
South St. Paul.
Workers in the
The December 1993 issue looked at the long history of workers
in the South St. Paul stockyards.
Facts and reflections on historic roadway bridges in Dakota County
1991 issue put the historic spotlight on the interesting bridges around the county,
including the famous "Spiral Bridge," the longest concrete arch bridge in the
world, and a number of other interesting river crossings that have connected Dakota
County roadways over the years.
Evolution of South Robert Street
South Robert Street in West St.
Paul has long bustled with activity, but at one time it was farm country. The
May 1994 issue looks at the evolution of South Robert Street from farms to fast
food and shopping.
Death in Dakota County
December 1995 issue looks at the evolution of obituaries and tombstones and explores
what meaning they have to genealogists. "Death in Dakota County" is a fascinating
look at the evolution of a dismal trade.
Fight for Fair Wages: The 1948 Meatpackers Strike, South St. Paul
Bill Lanoue details the events leading up the the well-known strike, its effect
on the community and the aftermath using first hand accounts and news stories.
Brandtjen Stock Farm
The Farmington Area Historical Society recalls
the heyday of the finest farm in Dakota County.
Beer Vs. Temperance in Hastings
Dick Darsow recalls the breweries
that called Hastings home before Prohibition changed the landscape.
Johnke Murder Case
Four of the best known attorneys in Dakota County's
history had their hand in the Johnke murder case, as told by author Bill Lanoue.
WPA in Dakota County
Russ Withrow tells the story of the short-lived
WPA transient camp in Mendota Township.
Also: The 150th
Anniversary of Dodd Road.
Leduc & Immigration to America
Steve Werle examines Leduc's
interest in selling Minnesota to newcomers.
Also: Dakota County's sawmill;
Hastings Needlework Quilt; the Northfield Independent's connection to Dakota County.