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Hennepin County Library Truck, 1939

The truck stopped at the Pippel farm near Robbinsdale, Minnesota to leave books with Mrs. Pippel. The caption accompanying this photo states, “Service is given to 23 branches, 13 stations, 86 schools and 260 farm houses. Over 500,000 books were lent last year.”

From the Minneapolis Public Library archival photograph collection, Special Collections.

Depending on where you live in the Twin Cities, snow totals varied but stayed somewhat low, and because of the rain that was mixed in, most people saw a heavy, wet, sloppy mess this morning.

I don’t claim for this to be a great picture at all. But as a Minnesotan in this digital age, it is my God-given right to take crappy pictures after a snowfall, and post them on the internet.

This is what we do.

Heeeeeeere’s Johnny!

I know I’ve mentioned it before, but if you go to the Dairy Queen in Robbinsdale and walk to the back of their parking lot, there is a stucco (Robbinsdale is the stucco capital of MN) garage just across this tiny alley where a boarded up window has served as a canvas of rotating celebrity portraits for years.

Go buy yourself a Blizzard and check it out.