I know many has heard of the 1920 parade, which gave Anoka county, Minnesota it’s name “Halloween Capitol of the world”. The congress suggested the idea in order to stop immature, foolish pranks of toileting houses, trees etc. . . Just pranks they wanted to put an end to. It was not until this parade took place, New York copied it’s performance.
4oth avenue, east of 1921 in Columbia Heights Minnesota
A view of the neighborhood in 1921, obviously in the winter. “Proud Land” is located isolated from the rest of the homes, in the far corner of the left, more close to the center. It is very difficult finding photos in the town of Anoka/ Columbia Heights, but if anyone look extensively they will find a few. During the earlier years, population was nothing but 100, later to grow to only 500. Which is the reason of very little photography. If earlier photography is found, it is scarce. Be very lucky. Nothing but farm land (this was the norm in these times), tho’ these folks weren’t Northern Southerners, just plain farmers. Yep, there were different sorts of southerners or people may use the term westerners, well cowboys even. Cowboys mainly dwelt within Iowa regions, Montana, of course down south and also Alaska. May not find a gunslinger ghost in Minnesota, but perhaps in Montana, though they were a bit more civilized towards the Midwest. Though little population, we always discover more unfamiliar ghosts in Proud Land.