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September 2021

The Era of Lake Harriet Concessionaires, with Peter Sussman

September 9 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Imagine displays of a bear, carousel, ostriches, and Shetland pony rides at Lake Harriet to entertain visitors who came down to picnic, boat, or enjoy a concert. Concessionaires J. Palmer, A.O. Hoyt, H.M. Barnet, and J.H. Eschman welcomed visitors and helped shape their experiences in a picturesque setting once described as the "Coney Island of the West."

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November 2021

Streetcar Line: Bryant Avenue Line, with Aaron Isaacs

November 8 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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From 1890 to 1953, the Lyn-Lake and East Harriet neighborhoods were served by the Bryant Avenue streetcar line that traveled from Lyndale Avenue to Lake Street, then east and south of Lake Harriet and crossing Minnehaha Creek. Historian Aaron Isaacs will take us on a then-and- now photo tour of the line from downtown to its terminals at 56th and Bryant and 54th and Penn.

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