Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center, Minnesota (Images of America Series)

Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center, Minnesota (Images of America Series)

by Pat Snodgrass
     
 


Just north of Minneapolis and along the Mississippi River stretch the fertile prairies that attracted French Canadians and New Englanders in 1852. Originally called Brooklyn Township, Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center grew as settlers cultivated farms and marketed their produce. One-room schoolhouses evolved into the largest and finest schools in Minnesota while… See more details below

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Just north of Minneapolis and along the Mississippi River stretch the fertile prairies that attracted French Canadians and New Englanders in 1852. Originally called Brooklyn Township, Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center grew as settlers cultivated farms and marketed their produce. One-room schoolhouses evolved into the largest and finest schools in Minnesota while fast-growing industry and commuting replaced the small family farms. The story of Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center, as told through pictures, old-timer memories, and yellowed newspapers, reveals the lives of loggers, potato farmers, war heroes, and everyday people who found their dreams and quietly raised their families. Over the years, neighborhoods and fashions change as the people continue to take pride in their community's rich history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738561349
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
04/28/2009
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
127
Sales rank:
1,409,041
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

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