Lake Winnibigoshish, Leech Lake, and Pokegama Falls Dams

Winnibigoshish, Leech Lake, and Pokegama Falls Dams were built in the Mississippi Headwaters during the late 19th century. These structures preceded the construction of the Headwaters reservoir system and played key roles in flood prevention and river control during the 20th century.

Employee Dick Liecting pushing a grocery cart for two shoppers at the Red Owl Store, Southdale Mall, Edina.

Employee Dick Liecting pushing a grocery cart for two shoppers at the Red Owl Store, Southdale Mall, Edina

Employee Dick Liecting pushing a grocery cart for two shoppers at the Red Owl Store, Southdale Mall, Edina, 1959.

Coffee display at the Red Owl Store, Southdale Mall, Edina.

Coffee display at the Red Owl Store, Southdale Mall, Edina

Forms part of Red Owl Store photograph collection, 1957.

MN90: America's First Indoor Mall

MN90: America's First Indoor Mall

 Southdale Center, Seventieth and France, Edina.

Southdale Center, Seventieth and France, Edina

Description: Southdale Center, Seventieth and France, Edina, c.1958.

Southdale Center, Seventieth and France, Edina

Southdale Center, Seventieth and France, Edina.

Description: Southdale Center, Seventieth and France, Edina, c.1958.

Southdale, view of courtyard restaurant, Edina.

Southdale, view of courtyard restaurant, Edina

Southdale, view of courtyard restaurant, Edina.
Photographer: Minneapolis Star Journal Tribune, 10/4/1956.

Southdale, Edina.

Southdale, Edina

Southdale, Edina. Photographer: Minneapolis Star Journal Tribune, 8/14/1956.

Aerial, Southdale under construction, Edina.

Aerial, Southdale under construction, Edina

Aerial, Southdale under construction, Edina. Photographer: Minneapolis Star Journal Tribune, 12/29/1955.

Southdale Center

Donald Dayton, head of Minneapolis-based Dayton's department stores, teamed up with designer Victor Gruen to create a comfortable, convenient setting for Minnesota shoppers. In 1952, Dayton and Gruen unveiled their plans for Southdale, the nation's first enclosed, weatherproofed mall.

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