Wild, Wild Wonderland

When Wonderland is opened to the public and its ten acres peopled with thousands enjoying themselves in various open air recreations, when the lights gleam from thousands of incandescents, when the band plays, cars flash up-and-down on the undulating surface of the scenic railway, boat dash down shoots into the …

The East Lake Library Then and Now

The first library on East Lake opened at at 2916 East Lake Street in February of 1924. The little library, about the same size as the the Hosmer Community and Roosevelt branches, East Lake was one of thirteen branches established by Gratia Countryman, who served as the Chief Librarian for Minneapolis …

Axel’s Lunch Room

Axel Anderson opened up Axel’s Lunch Room at 2217 East Lake Street in 1912. The restaurant served railway workers from the nearby Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railroad yard and Twin City Rapid Transit employees from the Lake Street Station across street. Axel came to America from Sweden in 1888. …