The Mississippi Courts and the Communities Surrounding Them 1949-2009

The Mississippi Courts and the Communities Surrounding Them 1949-2009

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Over 100 families lived at the Mississippi Courts from 1949-1986. The Mississippi Courts were a small community of twenty-five quad homes built on the lawn of the Workhouse and along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, MN. They were some of the first public housing built in the post WWII era and in the state of Minnesota. This unique book is filled with over one hundred pages of first-hand stories of former residents, countless maps and over 300 photographs helping unraveling the history of the Mississippi Courts, life at the "Courts", and its demise when Interstate 94 came through in 1986. Also included are stories about: The Workhouse, Hopewell Hospital, Camden Bank, Camden Bridge, Galeno's grocery store, the Paul Bunyan Aquatennial Canoe Derby, and many more! This one of a kind book captures for the first time memories of the many families that lived in the Mississippi Courts. It documents who lived there from beginning to end and shares countless stories of what it was like living in the Camden community of Minneapolis, MN from 1949-2009. No coffee table or home library will be complete without a copy of this important large print anthology.
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Mississippi Courts Historical Society, c2010
ISBN: 9780615388953
Characteristics: 316 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm


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Jan 06, 2017

Impressive, thorough history of the development and the sad demise of the Mississippi Courts in North Minneapolis. A must read for nothside history buffs.

Unfortunately, no one will ever discover this hidden gem while browsing the local history section as it is cataloged within the economics classification, which I'd be willing to bet wasn't the intent of author and former resident Mike Fahey.


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