Green Stamps were used as retail trading stamps from the 1930s until the late 1980s. They were distributed as part of a rewards program operated by the Sperry and Hutchinson company. During the 1960s, the rewards catalog printed by the company was the largest publication in the United States and the company issued three times [...]
Northern Natural Gas Company still provides natural gas transportation and storage services. The company was founded in 1930 and is based in Omaha, Nebraska. These days Northern Natural Gas Company operates as a subsidiary of MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company. In 1956 the company ran ads in Time magazine saluting the cities it served.
I wish I had spent more time and money at Il Vesco Vino to miss the place. I think I had a meal there at least twice. I always meant to go back and now it’s gone. I don’t remember anything about the food, but I loved the atmosphere. One night I climbed [...]
The buildings on the corners of Selby and Snelling went up between 1908 and 1927. The intersection is still an excellent example of streetcar commercial development. These adaptable brick and stone structures have served the neighborhood in all sorts of ways for the past 100 years. Cartoonist, Charles Schulz’s father ran a barbershop at 1574 [...]
The Golden Rule Department Store was established at 7th and Minnesota Streets by William Elsinger, Joseph Elsinger and Jacob Dittenhofer in 1886. Five years later the store was moved to a three story building at what is now 85 7th Place East. An Addition was made to the building in 1901 and in 1902 C. [...]