- Volume of Park Board Commissioners proceedings for the year 1889. This volume is a typewritten transcript, prepared under the Federal Works Progress Administration, of the handwritten meeting minutes of the Minneapolis Board of Park Commissioners. Proceedings from this year reveal increased activity around facilities, amenities and activities in parks such as the purchase of pleasure boats and water swans for Central Park (now known as Loring Park) Lake, or the granting of privileges to sell refreshments at Minnehaha Falls. The June 29 business included amendments to “An Ordinance to secure the quiet, orderly and suitable use and enjoyment of the parks and parkways of the City of Minneapolis by the people” which contained notice that “No cattle, horses, mules, swine, sheep, goats, dogs or fowls shall be turned into or allowed to run at large in or upon any park or parkway.” This report references "Lake Calhoun," a Minneapolis lake now known as Bde Maka Ska, the Dakota language for "White Earth Lake."
- Contributing Institution:
- Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
- Minutes (administrative records)