60 Stories for 60 Years
On February 26, 2017, Maplewood, Minnesota will be 60 years old!
In anticipation of Maplewood’s 60th anniversary, local history buffs have teamed up to write one story each week for the 60 weeks leading up to the anniversary. Of course our history goes back much farther than 1957. So the stories will go farther back to intriguing or important people, places, and events in Maplewood history.
Stories will be released each Thursday, beginning January 7, 2016, on Twitter, Facebook, and Maplewood’s #60Stories webpage.
Follow the City of Maplewood twitter feed and watch for a Throw-Back Thursday history photo and link to the latest story.
Friend the City of Maplewood’s Facebook page, and follow the series.
Bookmark our this page to enjoy the weekly installation.
As you enjoy the stories, file away some of the more interesting snippets in your memory. Maplewood’s anniversary festivities in 2017 will include a History Trivia Contest – with prizes! -- based on these stories.
The Battle of Battle Creek
Historic Fires in Maplewood
Sarah Wakefield Lake (and Wakefield Park)
William Dawson, Sr. – Founder of Gladstone
The Arbolado School Bell
Maplewood & the Gerten’s Greenhouses
Who Was Waldo?
A Drink of Water
Maplewood’s Historic Landscape
Printed CollectionFor those that don’t use the web, a notebook with copies of the stories that have been released will be available for reading on site at:
- Maplewood City Hall, M-F, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, ask at the front reception desk
- Maplewood Nature Center, Tuesday-Saturday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
- Maplewood Area Historical Society, during open houses
This project is a made possible by City of Maplewood, Maplewood Heritage Preservation Commission, and Maplewood Area Historical Society. The stories are written by staff and members of these organizations.For questions, contact Ginny Gaynor, 651-249-2416