THE RE-ECHO NEWSLETTER

The Re-Echo is our quarterly publication that features stories about St. Louis Park history as well as announcements of programs and changes to our collection. The Re-Echo is mailed to members and posted on our website. The name Re-Echo is a nod to the St. Louis Park school newspaper the Echo, which many of our members were a part of and certainly read in years past.

Most of the older Re-Echo issues have a section on recently received donations and a “This and That” section containing brief notes on a variety of subjects.  Please note that web pages referenced in old issues may not be the same today.

2022

Vol. 21, No. 2; Issue 79
– Fighting Fires In The Park
– Dispatch Look-Back

Vol. 21, No. 1; Issue 78
– Groceries In The Park
– The History of Grocery Stores in St Louis Park

 

2021

Vol. 20, No. 3; Issue 77
– Meadowbrook Manor ERA on Excelsior
– Religions Addendum
– Dispatch Lookback

Vol. 20, No. 2; Issue 76
– Remembering 2021
– Remembering Rose-Mary
– Dispatch Lookback

– The Tootin Louie
– In Memoriam: Bob Jorvig
– Congratulations to the Echo

 

2020

Vol. 19, No. 4; Issue 74

– History of Healthcare in the Park
– The State of Health Care in the State
– Breath of Life – Reflection

Vol. 19, No. 3; Issue 73
– Encounter With The Park in 1956
– The Hunt For Bankrupt Banks
– Dispatch Look-Back – 1948 Echo editorial

Vol. 19, No. 2; Issue 72
– The League of Women Voters Celebrates 100 Years
– El Patio to Bunny’s, 100 years of hospitality
– Dispatch Look-Back – Cartoons of 1954

– The Peavey-Haglin Grain Elevator
– 1977 Explosion at Burdick Grain Elevator
– Dispatch Look-Back

 

2019

Vol. 18, No. 4; Issue 70
– Halsey Hall – A Park Legend
– Hanke Family Sketch
– Hamilton Legacy
– Dispatch Lookback

Vol. 18, No. 3; Issue 69
– Memories of Eliot School
– North Side And Eliot Schools, 1885-1977
– Eliot School PTA
– Another Park Growing-Up Story
– Dispatch Lookback

Vol. 18, No. 2; Issue 68
– The Creek and the Mill; The Lake and the Swamp
– Dispatch Look-Back
– Old Grist Mill

Vol. 18, No. 1; Issue 67
– Mara and Susan
– Dispatch Look-Back

 

2018

Vol. 17, No. 4; Issue 66
– An Interview with Phil Weber
– St. Louis Park, Wet and Dry
– Dispatch Look Back

Vol. 17, No. 3; Issue 65
– A Random Rumble Through 1954
– SLP Chapter of the American Red Cross
– Walker Building News

Vol. 17, No. 2; Issue 64
– Central and Civic Milestones This Spring
– Library Lane Lore
– Class of 1978 Reunion Plans

Vol. 17, No. 1; Issue 63
– Power Couples of St. Louis Park
– New to Our Collection – School Records
– President’s Letter

 

2017

Vol. 16, No. 4; Issue 62
– Our History And The Historic Milwaukee Road Depot
– New To Our Collection
– Meet Our Current Board Members

Vol. 16, No. 3; Issue 61
– St. Louis Park Ambassadors program
– A Recent Donation
– The Park’s First Athletic Club

Vol. 16, No. 2; Issue 60

– The Startling Story Of Sixty Story-Filled Years: McDonald’s in St. Louis Park
– Lisa Napoli’s Ray & Joan: A View From St. Louis Park
– Capital Campaign Kickoff A Success

Vol. 16, No. 1; Issue 59
– Skads Travel, Over 60 years in the Park
– A Newlywed Adventure, Learning About Risk
– A Goy, Gas Station and Holiday Gala Near the ‘Gaza Strip’

 

2016

Vol. 15, No. 2; Issue 58
– The First Railroad Through St. Louis Park
– Facebook, Friends and Junior High
– Developments in Park Development
– More Than Just a Sound Wall
– Member Spotlight: Henry Solmer

Vol. 15, No. 1; Issue 57
– 100 Years of Firefighting in the Park
– Artist in Residence: Evelyn Raymond
– Member spotlight: Donald K. Schimmel

 

2015

Vol. 14, No. 2; Issue 56
– The Park’s First Veterinarians
– President’s Letter
– Member Spotlight: Judy Bartholome Burton

Vol. 14, No. 1; Issue 55
– Antique Appraisal Event
– Meet the Society Board Members
– The Ambassador: The Tropics in Minnesota

 

2014

Vol. 13, No. 4; Issue 54
– A New Era – Meet Our New Board
– We Have Moved!
– I’ll Take Manhattan… Park

Vol. 13, No. 3; Issue 53
– Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: Nomination Process For Board Seats
– Here and Now

Vol. 13, No. 2; Issue 52
– Notable Events From 1915
– Notable Events 1925-1935
– Notable Events 1955
– Over the Transom: Recent Learnings

Vol. 13, No. 1; Issue 51
– Knollwood: Old is New Again
– People We’d Like to Know Better
– Stories From the Class of ’43-Westling Blueprint Project
-More Family Businesses

 

2013

Vol. 12 No. 4; Issue 50
– Celebrate the 70’s!
– Where the Bodies are Buried – a look at the Pest House.
– Its’ All in the Family…Business, That Is!

Vol. 12 No. 3; Issue 49
– The Ballad of Myrt’s Cafe
– The Doyles of St. Louis Park
– Miss Dorothy Henry

Vol. 12 No. 2; Issue 48
– The Miraculous Miracle Mile
– Treasure Map

Vol. 12 No. 1; Issue 47
– Echos of the Echo
– Westman’s Floral
– LeRoy deBoom

 

2012

Vol. 11 No. 3; Issue 46
– It’s The Census, Silly!
– Park’s Earliest Jewish Families
– Flashbacks Frenzy

Vol. 11 No. 2; Issue 45
– The Curious Case of Browndale Park
– Class Reunions
– The Education of the Coen Brothers

Vol. 11 No. 1; Issue 44
– Jewish Migration to St. Louis Park
– Yellowstone Trail 100th Anniversary
– Jiffy Car Wash

 

2011

Vol. 10 No. 4; Issue 43
– Community Education in St. Louis Park
– Memories of Fern Hill School
– Cub Scout Memories

Vol. 10 No. 3; Issue 42
– Lenox Neighborhood and Elementary School
– Depot Makeover Complete
– Al’s Bar

Vol. 10 No. 2; Issue 41
– Westwood Hills
– Distinguished Alumni Award: Dr. Clayton Swenson

Vol. 10 No. 1; Issue 40
– Park’s Alcoa Care Free House
– St. Louis Park’s Quasquicentennial

 

2010

Vol 9 No. 4; Issue 39
– Welcome to Skunk Hollow
– Minikahada Oaks and the Simons Family
– Meshulan Riklis

Vol 9 No. 3; Issue 38
– Walking Tour Scheduled
– Comprehensive Plan
– Century Plaques Awarded

Vol 9 No. 2; Issue 37
– Farewell to Cedar Manor
– The Hembre Family

Vol 9 No. 1; Issue 36
– The World’s All Right
– Dudley and Me
– Lincoln Dell Chocolate Pie
– Century Homes

 

2009

Vol. 8 No. 4; Issue 35
– Living Through Change
– This ‘N’ That
– Donations Received

Vol. 8 No. 3; Issue 34
– Park’s “Mexican Generals”

Vol. 8 No. 2; Issue 33

– Summer Celebrations
– This ‘N’ That
– Donations Received
– The New Lilac Park

Vol. 8 No. 1; Issue 32
– Goodbye to Al’s Bar
– More Echowans
– St. Louis Park: A Story of A Village
– Something in the Water

 

2008

Vol. 7, No. 4: Issue 31

  • The Beehive Has Been Moved!
  • Don Swenson
  • Ice Cream Social a Big Success!
  • Historic Preservation Commission
  • Seventh Grade Geography Project
  • SLP Distinguished Alumni Awards
  • Alan Weisman
  • A Paper Route Trio, by Earl Ames Jr.
  • Goals for 2009

Vol. 7, No. 3; Issue 30

  • Come to the Ice Cream Social!
  • Twin Cities Weather Highlights
  • Save the Beehive

Vol. 7, No. 2; Issue 29

  • Louis Park’s City Parks
  • Park’s Real Oldest Church Building
  • Save the Beehive

Vol. 7, No. 1; Issue 28

  • The Westling House
  • Park’s Oldest Church Building
  • Our Goals for 2008 Include…
  • Save the Beehive
  • Beehive Update

2007

Vol. 6, No. 4: Issue 27

  • 1934 “Walkathon”
  • Teen Scene and the Purple Cigar
  • Louis Park Musicians
  • Goals for 2008
  • Beehive Update
  • Our Famous Intersection
  • Tales of McCarthy’s

Vol. 6, No. 3; Issue 26

  • Silver Fox Farm
  • Food and Drink on Minnetonka Blvd.
  • Recent Interviews
  • Beehive Update
  • Pavek Museum of Broadcasting
  • Our Friends, Doug and Agnes

Vol. 6, No. 2; Issue 25

  • Candlestick Park
  • Highway 12 Revisited
  • About Those Photo Albums
  • Beehive Update
  • Smile! You’re on SLPHS Camera!
  • Doubletree’s 25th Anniversary
  • Honeywell
  • SLP Scholar Emily Mullin
  • Excelsior Boulevard’s Beer Halls

Vol. 6, No. 1; Issue 24

  • Nordic Ware
  • Your 15 Minutes of Fame
  • The History of Your House
  • Beehive Update
  • Harry Reasoner Found
  • Places of Worship in the Park

2006

Vol. 5, No. 5: Issue 23

  • Save the Beehive!
  • Welcome to Miracle Mile, Hoigaard’s!
  • Goals for 2007

Vol. 5, No. 4: Issue 22

  • Robert C. Reiss, 1923-2006
  • Old St. Louis Park, by Robert C. Reiss
  • Our New Treasurer
  • slphistory.org is on the air!
  • Not the Parkettes but the Pomperettes

Vol. 5, No. 3; Issue 21

  • 50th Reunion, We are the Parkettes, the Parkettes are we
  • Stone Structures
  • Stone Structure Memories
  • How St. Louis Park got its Name
  • Updated By-Laws

Vol. 5, No. 2; Issue 20

  • Lloyd Holm
  • Pete the Greek
  • How Hockey Came to St. Louis Park

Vol. 5, No. 1; Issue 19

  • Palm’s Bakery
  • The Emil Pearson Family
  • Advice to Park Seniors
  • Beehive Update

2005

Vol. 4, No. 4: Issue 18

  • Cobble Crest
  • Mary Monica
  • What ever happened to Thompson’s Store?
  • League of Women Voters Tour
  • Parkette Reunion
  • Herb Lefler

Vol. 4, No. 3; Issue 17

  • Parkettes Reunion
  • Harold Enestvedt
  • What ever happened to Nate Goldstone?
  • Beehive Parks Update

Vol. 4, No. 2; Issue 16

  • Ken Wolfe
  • Parkettes
  • Al’s Place
  • Dudley Moylan
  • What ever happened to Mildred Dudding?
  • The “Real” Charlie Brown

Vol. 4, No. 1; Issue 15

  • The El Patio
  • Calhoun Dairy
  • Lake Conference
  • Mildred Dudding
  • Parkettes

2004

Vol. 3, No. 5: Issue 14

  • Children First
  • 2004 In Review
  • Society Goals for 2005

Vol. 3, No. 4; Issue 13

  • Thomas Barlow Walker
  • Thomas L. Friedman
  • The Old Parsonage
  • The Methodists
  • Help!

Vol. 3, No. 3; Issue 12

  • Minnesota Rubber
  • New Development (Village in the Park)
  • Home Rule Charter
  • Brookside School
  • “Invasion of the Colored People”
  • Must Go
  • Engell Dairy

Vol. 3, No. 2; Issue 11

  • 50 Golden Years
  • Whistles
  • And a Bell
  • Churches and Synagogues
  • Donald Fletcher
  • Palm’s Bakery
  • John Reid’s Answer

Vol. 3, No. 1; Issue 10

  • 50 Golden Years
  • Louis Park Home Rule Charter
  • Skip Liepke
  • New Faces on the City Council
  • Famous Parkites
  • What’s in a Name

2003

Vol. 2, No. 4; Issue 9

  • We are Moving to Lenox Senior Center
  • Dan Patch the Railroad
  • Dan Patch the Horse
  • Rock ‘n Roll in the Park
  • Wagner’s Drive-in

Vol. 2, No. 3; Issue 8

  • Please help us! Letter from the St. Louis Park Historical Society
  • Ernie’s Beltline Pay Dump
  • Thank You Bridget
  • The Old Swimming Hole
  • Beehive Cooker Update

Vol. 2, No. 2; Issue 7

  • Herb Davis: Trustee-Councilman 1955-1959
  • Mosquitos

Vol. 2, No. 1; Issue 6

  • Jorvig Park, Home of The St. Louis Park Historical Society
  • Historic Excelsior Boulevard
  • “Invasion of the Colored People”
  • Jeanne Anderson
  • Oral Interviews
  • Eddie Rickenbacker

2002

Vol. 1, No. 4; Issue 5

  • Fire Chief Omar McGary
  • Fire Queens
  • Beehives and Stone Structures
  • Brookside Time Line
  • Louis Park Street Names

Vol. 1, No. 3; Issue 4

  • Park Nicollet
  • What so proudly we hail
  • Morten Arneson
  • Home Rule Charter
  • Shorty and Skippy to be Honored

Vol. 1, No. 2; Issue 3

  • Skippy Field 50 Years of Happy Memories
  • In Search of: The Colonial Inn
  • Peavey-Haglin Elevator
  • Doc Brown’s Barber Shop
  • Elmwood Study

Vol. 1, No. 1; Issue 2

  • Downtown St. Louis Park
  • What Time Is It?
  • Highway 100 Parks
  • Something in the Water