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June 11, 2008

Suburban Richfield

Filed under: Podcasts and Slideshows — Matt Anderson @ 10:07 am

In recognition of the “Suburban World” exhibit now showing at the History Center, we take a look at Richfield, a classic Minnesota postwar suburb. Excerpts from oral histories with long-time Richfield residents are featured, along with historic photos and documents from the community. (5 min. 8 sec. / 3.91 MB)

See additional photos of suburban Richfield in the Visual Resources Database. Read about the postwar boom at the Minnesota’s Greatest Generation “In Their Words” website. Order the book Richfield: Minnesota’s Oldest Suburb from the online store. Learn more at the Richfield Historical Society.

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2 Responses to “Suburban Richfield”

  1. Suburban Richfield at east-lake.net Says:

    [...] Suburban Richfield : Museum Collections Up Close : MNHS.ORG: In recognition of the “Suburban World” exhibit now showing at the History Center, we take a look at Richfield, a classic Minnesota postwar suburb. Excerpts from oral histories with long-time Richfield residents are featured, along with historic photos and documents from the community. (5 min) [...]

  2. Joe Hoover Says:

    1950s suburban history? Some would call it and oxymoron but is good to see organizations start to collect and publish histories of post-war suburbanization which had a huge impact on American society. Many in that generation that had a hand in the planning and execution of one of America’s largest social engineering experiments have now passed on or are very old.



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