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    • M-A-Quah E-Quay or "Bear Woman"

    • 1980 - 1985
    • This watercolor drawing depicts ""Bear Woman,"" a strong Chippewa woman with a bear crown. In the background another bear wades toward the reeds and the shoreline. This is one print in a series created for the Freshwater Society in Excelsior,...
    • Westonka Historical Society
    • Kee-Neow, Nee-Bee or "Eagle Water"

    • 1983
    • This watercolor drawing depicts ""Eagle Water,"" a strong Chippewa man with an eagle crown. In the background another eagle soars above the shoreline with a fish clutched in its claws. This is one print in a series created for the Freshwater...
    • Westonka Historical Society
    • St. Paul, Minnesota as the center of the planet advertisement

    • 1900 - 1910
    • Drawing of the globe with St. Paul, the Saintly City, at the center of the continent advertises attractions: Lake Minnetonka, Como Park, Minnehaha Falls, White Bear Lake, Auditorium, Indian Mounds Park, Capitol, and Mississippi River, history of...
    • Westonka Historical Society
    • Spring Park Casino, Spring Park, Minnesota

    • 1900 - 1910
    • In this view from the lake, the two-story casino in Spring Park has second-floor screened porches facing the lake and a walk way through an arbor, shaded by climbing vines, to the dock, dated and postmarked 1911.
    • Westonka Historical Society
    • Steamer "Minnehaha" on Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota

    • 1900 - 1910
    • Steamer Minnehaha plying the waters of Lake Minnetonka, with flags flying, and passengers both inside on the lower deck, and outside on the upper deck, postmarked 1907. Writer describes watching the Chicago Cubs beat Brooklyn 4-3 in Chicago: score...
    • Westonka Historical Society
    • Steamer "Puritan" on Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota

    • 1900 - 1910
    • Steamer Puritan's passengers enjoy travel on the lower and upper decks, both protected from the sun by awnings, dated 1909. Message is not in English.
    • Westonka Historical Society
    • Highcroft Gardens on Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota

    • 1940 - 1950
    • Formal flower gardens at Highcroft overlook Lake Minnetonka. This was the home of the Peavey grain milling family in Ferndale. House was razed in the early 1950s.
    • Westonka Historical Society
    • Steamer "St. Paul" on Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota

    • 1900 - 1910
    • Three-decked steamer St. Paul steams across Lake Minnetonka with its flags flying, and its side-wheels working, carrying many passengers, color added, dated and postmarked 1908.
    • Westonka Historical Society
    • Home of Ellie Rosberg on Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota

    • 1910
    • This photo of Highcroft, the residence of the Peavey family, highlights the flower gardens on the grounds of the three-story home with several additions and porches, color added.
    • Westonka Historical Society
    • Map of Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County, Minnesota 1892

    • 1892
    • Copy of 1892 map of Lake Minnetonka area shows names of property owners, bays and railroad lines, as well as the elevation of the lake, and the latitude and longitude of the Lafayette Hotel. The inset depicts the Twin Cities from Lake Minnetonka to...
    • Westonka Historical Society
    • Aerial photograph including water depths of Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota

    • 1949
    • Aerial photograph of Lake Minnetonka created from 134 separate photographs. Names are added for towns and villages, lakes and bays, points and islands, and water depths are marked. Area included stretches east to Glen Lake, south to Lake...
    • Westonka Historical Society
    • Map of Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota 1888

    • 1888-08-11
    • Reproduction of a map originally published by the Northwestern Tourist on August 11, 1888, published by A.S. Dimond and Son, Publishers. This version was reproduced by Leipold's of Excelsior, Minnesota. The map indicates principal land owners,...
    • Westonka Historical Society
    • Map of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Area Interim Evacuation Routes, 1956

    • 1956-07
    • Map showing evacuation routes to be used when the Evacuation Signal is sounded, with notation describing steps to take for safety. Escape ways are marked with arrows. Area on map includes Anoka in the north, the St. Croix River in the east,...
    • Westonka Historical Society
    • Map of Water-System, Mound, Minnesota, 1933

    • 1933-08
    • Map of Mound water system locates mains, hydrants and gate valves. It identifies elevations of bodies of water and water tower: Cook Bay Elevation W.S. 81.6, July 1933; Lake Langdon Elevation W.S. 85.6, July 1933; Dutch Lake Elevation W.S. 93.7,...
    • Westonka Historical Society
    • Map of Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota prepared by Streater Lumber Company

    • 1941
    • Map of the Lake Minnetonka area showing lakes, bays, depths, channels, buoys, reefs, islands, points, towns, villages, parks, railroads, and all public roads. Depths are shown as one foot below the crest of Grays Bay Dam 929.4 feet. Key lists ...
    • Westonka Historical Society
    • Collage of town scenes, Excelsior, Minnesota

    • 1900 - 1910
    • Collage of Excelsior scenes includes photos of Joslin Brothers Hardware Store, Main Street looking south, High School, Catholic Mission House, Business section, Trinity Chapel, Sampson House, and the Lake Minnetonka Casino, postmarked 1912.
    • Westonka Historical Society
    • Aerial photograph of Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota

    • 1989 - 1995
    • Aerial photograph of Lake Minnetonka with names added for towns and villages, lakes and bays, points and islands. Scale is 1" equals 4.65 miles. Advertisement for Harry Smith, Burnett Realty, contains his photo and contact information, date of...
    • Westonka Historical Society
    • Excelsior Dance Pavilion, Excelsior, Minnesota

    • 1920 - 1930
    • Dance pavilion in Excelsior, Minnesota, advertises ""Dance To Night."" The message mentions the resident Swedes and the summer heat, postmarked 1936.
    • Westonka Historical Society
    • Community House, Excelsior, Minnesota

    • 1910 - 1920
    • Photo of Community House in Excelsior, Minnesota, pictures the porch along the entire length of the two-story clapboard building, postmarked 1926.
    • Westonka Historical Society
    • Water Street, Excelsior, Minnesota

    • 1910 - 1920
    • View of Water Street, Excelsior, shows streetcar tracks and storefronts, postmarked 1927.
    • Westonka Historical Society
    • Trinity Chapel, Excelsior, Minnesota

    • 1920 - 1930
    • Photo of Trinity Chapel (Episcopal) in Excelsior, with times of Sunday morning service and Sunday School.
    • Westonka Historical Society
    • Street scene, Excelsior, Minnesota

    • 1950 - 1960
    • Excelsior street scene includes the store fronts of Knapp Radio and Television, Lamberts, two gas stations, and the Lyman Lumber office.
    • Westonka Historical Society
    • The White House Hotel, Excelsior, Minnesota

    • 1905 - 1910
    • The White House Hotel sat on the hill overlooking the Excelsior dock on Lake Minnetonka. The proprietor was W.F. Sanderson.
    • Westonka Historical Society
    • Lake Auburn Home for the Aged, Excelsior, Minnesota

    • 1950 - 1960
    • Lake Auburn Home for the Aged, a two-story brick building, was in Excelsior. It was located on the county highway between Carver Park and Victoria, and stood into the 2000s.
    • Westonka Historical Society
    • Picnic Grove at the Excelsior Amusement Park, Excelsior, Minnesota

    • 1920 - 1930
    • A crowd enjoys the tree-shaded picnic grove at Excelsior Amusement Park. Many picnic tables are filled with people of all ages. The printed message suggests this is ""a most delightful place to spend a happy playday in the out-of-doors.""
    • Westonka Historical Society
    • Interior of Excelsior Park Ballroom, Excelsior, Minnesota

    • 1930 - 1940
    • This Interior view of the Excelsior Park ballroom shows a few couples on the shiny, wooden dance floor, a band on the band stand, and a wall of windows facing Lake Minnetonka.
    • Westonka Historical Society

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