THE 1940’S

While remodeling our old office at 40th & Lyndale, we uncovered reams of 1940s newspapers originally used as insulation in the ceiling. Headlines outlined the escalating war in Europe, the first Aquatennial, and home prices in the Twin Cities from days of old (cheap!). With a little research, we found the adult Richard “Dickie” Wigen, who showed up in an old photo as a (then) young batboy for the Minneapolis Millers.  We brought him to the reception we hosted displaying highlights from the collection. After a little light reading, we donated the bulk of the papers to local collage artists.