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Minnesota History Magazine Fall 2018 (66:3)

Minnesota History Magazine Fall 2018 (66:3)

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Fuji-Ya, Second to None: Reiko Weston’s Role in Reconnecting Minneapolis and the Mississippi River

Kimmy Tanaka and Jonathan Moore

Reiko Umetani Weston introduced many Minnesotans to Japanese cuisine and culture for the first time through her Fuji-Ya restaurant. Arguably, however, her greatest influence was reconnecting a city to its river.

Who Was the Original Happy Hooligan?

Jennifer Huebscher

Was turn-of-the-century Minneapolis acrobat and vaudevillian Fred J. Lowe the inspiration for the “Happy Hooligan,” one of the most popular and influential comic strip characters in American history? A recent MNHS acquisition of artifacts related to Lowe’s career raises the possibility.

To Honor the Soldier Dead: The Todd County World War I Monument
Edward Pluth

The Todd County monument is most likely the first erected by a Minnesota county to honor World War I casualties. In the two short years between when the memorial was conceived (1918) and dedicated (1920), the political context of World War I’s meaning had already shifted.

MNHS: As impressive from the inside looking out as from the outside looking in

Kent Whitworth


Editor’s Notes/Masthead
Gopher historians
Laura Weber

Curator’s Choice
White Earth Celebration and Powwow
Rita Walaszek

Rob Hubbard

University of Minnesota, Morris Campus
Frank Edgerton Martin

Book Review or Book Reviews
Book Review: Persistence of Vision: The Art of Bettye Olson by Julie L’Enfant and Jaden Hansen.
Review by Nicole Watson

Take Three, News & Notes, Letters, Our Back Pages

Preserving > Sharing > Connecting
Poring Over the Past
Laura Billings Coleman
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