Alfred Parker


The son of a Methodist Clergyman, Alfred Parker was born in Maine in 1824. He served in the Mexican War and went to the California gold fields in the rush of 1849. In the early 1850’s he came back east by rail and then up the Mississippi by steamboat to St. Paul. In 1854, Parker […]

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Bofferding’s Point


For at least a generation a little tavern on the edge of Crystal Lake greeted folks on the way into Robbinsdale’s business district. I’m not sure where they put the band, but the little place was popular with beer drinkers and dancers. Bofferding’s Point was located on the only dry patch of land between West […]

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True Confessions


In Robbinsdale we usually associate Captain Billy and Fawcett Publishing with our summer civic festival, Whiz Bang Days., but there was another magazine that helped put Robbinsdale’s publishing giant on the map. A couple years after the success of Whiz Bang magazine, Captain Billy bobbed his hair, hiked up his skirt and stepped into the […]

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The Robbinsdale Sportsmen’s Club


  Organized in 1939, The Robbinsdale Sportsmen’s Club officially adopted a constitution and by-laws on August 28th 1941. The first President was Rudolph Beck. Another original member, Jester “Mike” Banholzer was listed as the vice president of the organization. Shortly after World War II activity in sportsman and civic clubs swelled and the Robbinsdale Sportsman […]

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