ColpSani

Princess, His Bride


A gay young prince of the house of Hapsburg brought a gold leaf console table out of the palace of a swarthy Florentine doge 500 years ago and sent it on the backs of the servants across the mountains to the castle in the Barvarian Alps. There in a banquet hall the Florentine table with its black marble and curved…

BillyJan22

The Little Old Home Town


AFTER an extended trip of two months,which led me throughout the North American continent, it was a rare treat to settle down again to routine duties on the Whiz Bang farm. The main street of our own little “Gopher Prairie” looked mighty good to a tired and worn out farmer. ‘Twas indeed a pleasure to view the Howard lumber yard,…

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Go to McNair Manor!


McNair Manor was named for attorney and businessman, William McNair. Born in 1836, McNair served as county attorney and mayor of St. Anthony from 1869 to 1871. In 1876 he was the Democratic nominee for United States Representative but lost to Jacob H. Stewart. In 1883 he declined the nomination to run for governor. Among his many real estate holdings…

OurTown

Our Town’s Story


“It was called Parker Station because the station was right on the railroad tracks there…and Parker was really the first guy who had really put some time and effort into it…” Earl Johnston, Robbinsdale Historical Society “…they were being taxed about a dollar and a half per year… they said…’well what’s that for?’…It’s for the lamplighter that’s lighting the lamps…

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Something Had To Be Done and Something More Needed!


From the turn-of-the-century, with a few shelves in an old hotel and a closet in an attorney’s office, the city of Robbinsdale had a public library. In 1908 with the membership of 25 dedicated women the Robbinsdale Library Club was incorporated so it could legally owned property. A small building was moved on the lots secured by the club in…