When Anoka County was organized in 1857, there were only about 2,000 people in the community.
Kiwanis Meetings, club meetings, dances, political meetings, conventions, charity events, class reunions, wedding receptions, Junior Chamber Christmas time fund raisers for the needy, and so many more, plus all the golf events.
I wanted to write about Anoka’s Main Street last fall but after talking with Greg Lee, Anoka’s operations engineer, who said it was not finished and that I should wait until May, which with this crazy spring, I’m not sure it is May yet.
The first Pumpkin Bowl was played in the fall of 1948 when Anoka High School defeated Robbinsdale 12-0.
The former District 28 school-house sits along Highway 47 in Ramsey.
The vacant District 28 school, a yellow brick, one-room school house sitting along Highway 47 in Ramsey, has a long history in the community.
Ramsey’s District 28 schoolhouse on Highway 47, shares a direct connection with another of Anoka County’s National Register of Historic Places properties, the Kelsey House in Andover.
The Ramsey Town Hall, located in Ramsey sits on the north-west side of Highway 47 within the business district surrounding the Ramsey Towne Square mall complex.
Their high-altitude bombers could reach us, easily, but we couldn’t stop them with the old armaments.
My husband and I were dining at J.J. Murphy’s Irish Pub in Blaine when I noticed a military looking medal, neatly framed and hanging on the wall.
The Grand Army of the Republic, known as the GAR, was established in 1866 and reached its zenith in the 1890s with over 400,000 members.
When the Civil War ended, a huge number of men returned from the military to civilian life.
Farming was big in Anoka County.
For today’s column I’m going to tap into some of Albert Goodrich’s list of firsts in his book, “History of Anoka County.”
Feb. 12 is the anniversary of the 204th birthday of Abraham Lincoln whose presidency marked an important turning point in the destiny of our great nation.
Recently, I picked up an older issue of “Time” magazine and read an interesting article about the most important people who pioneered America.
For the past 10 years I have belonged to the Coon Rapids Writers Group.
When I was a kid, in the 1920s and 1930s, the city of Anoka had a chief of police and two officers to keep law and order.
Most everyone has heard of Four Corners where Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah all come together.
North of the Anoka’s Northstar Rail station, right up Fourth Avenue, is the old Anoka State Hospital.
The name Kordiak is well known in the southern portion of Anoka County.
I think Anoka’s Main Street is the envy of all, and with the recent snow fall it brings many old memories back.