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Minnesota History Quarterly Summer 2016 (65:2)

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  • Dutch Elm in St. Paul and Minneapolis: A Tale of Two Cities by David Soll
  • “A Gal Named Lou” by Shelby Randall Edwards
  • Brief Life of 1st Lt. Edward Cutter, U.S. Army Air Service by Johannes Allert

ARTICLES

Dutch Elm in St. Paul and Minneapolis: A Tale of Two Cities

by David Soll

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Dutch elm disease struck Minneapolis and St. Paul with force. Though both cities recognized the severity of the epidemic and mounted serious efforts to combat the beetle, the effects of Dutch elm were far from uniform. Lessons can be learned from the differing responses of each city in order to minimize future tree contagions.

“A Gal Named Lou”

by Shelby Randall Edwards

Photos, playbills, and autograph books belonging to vaudeville and burlesque dancer Lou Murray, now in the collections of the Minnesota Historical Society, do not hint at her tragic end.

 Brief Life of 1st Lt. Edward Cutter, U.S. Army Air Service

by Johannes Allert

A donated World War I-era footlocker arrived at the Anoka County Historical Society in 2005. It belonged to the namesake of the local American Legion post, Edward Cutter. Cutter’s life and significance is recreated here through archival research.

DEPARTMENTS

Eyewitness

Wing Young Huie muses on the differing responses viewers of various ages and backgrounds have to his first-grade picture.

Landmarks

Linda James looks back at the phenomenon of the small town opera house through the lens of Litchfield’s 1900 representative.

Back Space

A gathering of reviews, your letters, news and notes, and a new feature, Our Back Pages, which mines the archives of Minnesota History

Book Reviews

Travels with Frances Densmore: Her Life, Work and Legacy in Native American Studies
John H. Howe, Architect: From Taliesin Apprentice to Master of Organic Design

Take Three: King of Skid Row, Everybody’s Heard About the Bird, Brave New Workshop

Letters

News & Notes

Our Back Pages

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