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:

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What do you think? Had you seen these photos of Minnesota in the 1920s before? For more early photos of Minnesota, take a look at our article about the oldest photos taken in Minnesota.

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