Friday Photo – New Ulm, Minnesota


New Ulm


New Ulm


Original caption:

A Minnesota Street in New Ulm, Minnesota, Is Blocked Off for One Day Each Summer for “Crazy Days.” Merchants Move Bargain Merchandise Onto the Street and Sidewalks to Sell in the Summer Promotion. The Business Section Is Some Eight Blocks. The Town Was Founded by German Immigrants in 1854 and Still Retains an Ethnic Charm. The Business Section Has Been Revitalized Since the 1960’s. All Stores Are Occupied and Many of the Fronts Have Been Renovated with Private Funds to Show a German Influence.

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6 Responses to Friday Photo – New Ulm, Minnesota

  1. Bill Lindeke
    Bill Lindeke March 21, 2014 at 3:47 pm #

    Like Open Streets before it was cool.

    • Allie Klynderud March 22, 2014 at 3:22 pm #

      That was actually my first thought when I found these.

  2. Scott Shaffer
    Scott Shaffer March 21, 2014 at 3:52 pm #

    Whoa. The nostalgia is making it hard to breathe.

    • Walker Angell
      Walker Angell March 21, 2014 at 4:14 pm #

      Nostalgia? Weren’t these taken recently in a hipster neighborhood?

      • Bill Lindeke
        Bill Lindeke March 21, 2014 at 5:26 pm #

        yeah actually some parts of MN still look just like that

        • Scott Shaffer
          Scott Shaffer March 21, 2014 at 10:34 pm #

          It’s just that it’s New Ulm. I grew up going to Crazy Days and Oktoberfest and biking to Hermann the German.

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