This writing today will take you from 1893 to July 13 and 14 of this year. I will be writing for three more weeks on this interesting history in Anoka.
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.
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.
I think Anoka’s Main Street is the envy of all, and with the recent snow fall it brings many old memories back.