Minnesota History Magazine Winter 2010-11 (62:4)
Okabena: A Bank Robbery Revisited
by Brad Chisholm
It’s 1933, and a small-town bank is robbed in broad daylight. Who really committed this crime: the petty criminals who served time for it, or Bonnie and Clyde?
Looking Back: The Minnesota Historical Society, 1992---2010
by Nina M. Archabal with Valerie Hauch
“History is vital to the education of informed citizens and to Minnesota’s future.” On the eve of her retirement, the director surveys the historical society’s accomplishments of the last two decades.
“Books not Bullets”: A Communist Campaign for the Minneapolis Library Board
by Wayne A. Wiegand
Campaigning in 1941 for “peace, security, and civil rights,” the Communist candidate makes a surprisingly strong run for a seat on the Minneapolis public library board--and the FBI takes note.
George Slade marvels at the beauty of 3-D snow crystals in a nineteenth-century stereograph.
Larry Millett visits a depression-era anomaly, a “castle” set among bungalows and cottages in St. Paul.
World War I Food * Lord Selkirk * Pipestone Boarding School Memoir * Final Era of Railroad Building in the Midwest
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