These 10 Candid Photos Show What Life Was Like In Minnesota In the 1920s
By Betsy Rathburn|Published July 15, 2019
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The early 20th century was a time of great change across the United States. The decade that exemplifies this period of change best is perhaps the 1920s. Also known as the Jazz Age, this time of economic prosperity following World War I led to revolutions of industry, culture, and politics. Here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, Minnesotans were not left out of the loop. The following 10 candid photos show just what Minnesotans were up to throughout the 1920s. The photos show that though nearly 100 years of changes have unfolded since the 1920s, some things – our love for fishing or the state fair, for example – never change. Take a look: