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Book Review: A People’s History of the Seward Neighborhood

The new book, A People’s History of the Seward Neighborhood, provides a narrative on Seward West Neighborhood that is needed for a comprehensive account of the 35-block area of the Seward Neighborhood. Most of the information is accurate. However, other passages fall short due the writers’ not being able to gain a needed grasp of […]

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Independent Bookstore Day Walk

Held on the last Saturday in April, Independent Bookstore Day is a national party celebrating the unique role booksellers play in communities across the country. The organizers of the annual event have a great description of indie book stores on their website: Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and local anchors run by passionate […]

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Get Out of the Road! Bike Battles author James Longhurst

June 23: FIRESIDE CHAT with James Longhurst: Get out of the Road!
The Legal Battle Over the High Wheel in America, 1870-1900
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

In the 1870s, cycling in Great Britain and the US triggered a fight over the legal rights of the highwheeled bicycle; a fight that shaped the rights of later bicycles and motor vehicles. James Longhurst will expand on this topic, explored in his 2015 book, “Bike Battles: A History of Sharing the American Road”. Books will be available for sale and for signing.

James Longhurst is an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin — La Crosse and a historian of urban and environmental policy.

Included with museum admission ($5 adults, $3 seniors/students, free for HHM members and children under 6).

Visiting the museum at this time does require the use of stairs.

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Sunday Summary – December 7, 2014

The past week was Snark Week on streets.mn which proves to be self-summarizing: Introducing Snark Week kicks it off and Jumping the Snark? wraps it up (all the snark-posts are here). Readers’ feedback on how we can let off steam now and then in the funniest and least frustrating way is very welcome.  Real posts There […]

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Top 65 Must-Have Urbanist Books for the Holidaze

A week or two ago, we put out a call to the streets.mn writers for their favorite urban books. We got quite a few responses, and I figured it might make a good shopping list for the holiday consumption season. So here goes. May it serve you well: (Editor’s note: Instead of linking each title […]

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