Glenwood Avenue at Dupont Avenue N. --- c.1946
Photo credit: posted Facebook 'Old North Minneapolis' 2017.jan.12 by Joe Minjares
https://www.facebook.com/groups/OldNorthMinneapolis (accessed 2017.jan.12)
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Following text by Joe Minjares accompanying photo: - - - ""Here is a photo of my Uncle Jacinto Rodriguez holding his little brother Rick Rodriguez. Behind them is Ted Busse Bait store which stood on Glenwood and Dupont. The building beyond that is either Munsingwear or Northland Creamery. Rick Rodriguez graduated from Vocational High School in 1965.""
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This posting on Facebook is interesting to me, but not very related to the subject of Finntown. The biggest connection to Finntown is the mention of Munsingwear, which was the workplace of many Finnish Finntown residents. I am not sure if the mentioned Busse Bait store had much of a connection to Finntown - although I would imagine that some Finnish fishermen would have patronized this business. This location is a couple of blocks east of what was considered Finntown.
From what I have learned so so far, Humboldt Avenue N. was the 'main street' of Finntown early in the the history of Finntown from roughly 1900 to 1920 - and Glenwood (previously Western) Avenue became Finntown's 'main street' during the later years of Finntown's history from roughly 1920 to 1965.
The person who posted this photo to Facebook, Joe Minjares, is not Finnish. However, Joe Minjares is a rather well known person around Minneapolis. Among other accomplishments, Joe has acted in several movies and TV shows and has owned for many years Pepito's Restaurant and the Parkway Theater.
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