Top Shot: A Superior Sunrise

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A winter sunrise on Lake Superior’s North Shore. Photograph by Nicholas Parker

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What’s In a Name? The Streets of Minneapolis

Take a closer look at these two sections of an 1873 Minneapolis map and you’ll notice at least two streets in different parts of the city with the same name (I spy two Madison Streets and two Walnut Streets). Since the city of Minneapolis formed with the merger of two cities (Minneapolis on the west side of the Mississippi and St. Anthony on the east), duplicate names were actually a common occurrence. Names of flowers, trees, other states, pioneers, and saints were particularly popular.

In August, 1873, only a year after the cities merged, the Minneapolis City Council approved a street renaming ordinance for the entire city. While the idea was to simplify matters (north-south streets became “Avenues,” east-west streets remained “Streets,” and both North and South Minneapolis got alphabetical avenues), the renaming confused some even more than the duplicate street names. Andy Sturdevant shares the details of this in a recent MinnPost Stroll.

Would this city still be the same city if the street names had never changed?

Check out more historical maps from the Hennepin County Library in Minnesota Reflections.

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