PARKTACULAR: We had a great time at the Parktacular
Parade! We had two antique cars, which generated much
appreciation from parade-goers. We also had two recumbent
bike riders and a pencil lady (Kathy Johnson) who passed out
pencils with our web address on them. We also participated
in the “Share Fair” that was held that afternoon, and talked
to a lot of people about saving the Beehive. It was a
beautiful day and a lot of fun.
THE HISTORIC DEPOT at 37th and Brunswick is open to the
public every Saturday from 1 to 4 pm through September. Come
chat and look at railroad artifacts. The exterior of the
Depot is receiving a long-needed paint job, and we hope it
is ready in time for the Ice Cream Social on September 20.
CITY PARKS: John Stout reminded us that Browndale Park (Browndale
Ave. and Morningside Road) was named after a person, Henry
Francis Brown, who farmed the area in the late 1800s. Before
1962 it was a swamp; the City cut down the north side of the
big hill and used the fill to cover the cattails. Stout and
his family lived in a house next to the park from 1953 to
MORE ON PARKS: Paul Omodt wants to know how Keystone Park
got its name – anybody know?
ECHOWANS: Our collection of yearbooks is burgeoning! Bruce
Fletcher donated six books - thanks, Bruce! And then the
high school donated 24 books – all we had to do was ask!
Here is a list of the books we DON’T have: 1933, 1934, 1935,
1937, 1941, 1953, 1966, 1968-1970, 1972-1977, 1979, 2003,
2005-2008 . Please don’t throw away your old yearbooks! Many
thanks to everyone who has donated.
GOLDEN POINT?: Does anyone remember a Golden Point
Restaurant located where the drycleaner/laundromat is,
across from Texa-Tonka Shopping Center? It would have been
in about 1959, before the current building was built in
1961. See the picture at www.slphistory.org/history/mtka8105.asp
CALENDAR: The Historical Society has provided historical
pictures of the Park to the City for use in their annual
City/School District Calendar. We worked closely with
designer Todd Pernsteiner, and look forward to seeing the
MORE ON PICTURES: We recently provided pictures for use by a
restaurant. Our rates for scans is $10, but the Board
decided that if you bring your own scanner, the price would
drop to $5. Our pictures are available for viewing during
our office hours and by appointment.