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Judy Spooner: School-building boom years started in the ’50s

October 8, 2010 in South Washington County Bulletin

In keeping with the local history theme in recent columns, I’m writing about the “boom years” in the ’50s and ’60s in the South Washington County Schools district. Continue Reading

Judy Spooner: Where ‘Park’ got its name

October 1, 2010 in South Washington County Bulletin

Some readers have told me that my columns about local history are interesting, so I’ll continue to write them. Continue Reading

Judy Spooner: Throwing all caution to the wind, I’ll indulge

September 17, 2010 in South Washington County Bulletin

I had to drive to Roseville this week. Continue Reading

Judy Spooner: Some of the history of Highway 61

September 10, 2010 in South Washington County Bulletin

Highway 61 was once State Route 3 and was one of the first concrete roads in Minnesota. Continue Reading

Judy Spooner: Still time for a day at the fair

September 3, 2010 in South Washington County Bulletin

I was standing in a street with gutters filled with cigarette butts. Continue Reading

Judy Spooner: A roadmap to how streets are named

August 27, 2010 in South Washington County Bulletin

Recently, someone asked me why there are several streets in Cottage Grove that don’t seem to fit in with the current alphabetical system. Continue Reading

Judy Spooner: What was your favorite candy?

August 20, 2010 in South Washington County Bulletin

Last week, husband Gary and I were discussing the candy we liked when we were kids. Continue Reading

Judy Spooner: ‘The new people’ came in the ‘60s

August 6, 2010 in South Washington County Bulletin

I’ve written about the early history of the Cottage Grove area, but this week, I’m jumping ahead to the time when “the new people,” as longtime residents called us, moved in. Continue Reading