Few People Know That Minnesota Is The Birthplace Of Tonka Trucks, The Tough Trucks Invented In The 1950s
By Betsy Rathburn|Published March 22, 2020
Betsy is a Minneapolis-based writer who's lived in Minnesota for 20 years. If you know of any amazing Minnesota restaurants, nature areas, or other attractions, feel free to let her know about them at email@example.com or on Twitter @betsyrathburn.
When it comes to taking a trip down memory lane, there’s nothing that brings out the nostalgia quite like revisiting a beloved childhood toy. We all had our favorites, whether it was Barbie, GI Joe, or even a simple teddy bear. For many Minnesotans, the Tonka Truck brings out special memories. After all, this classic toy was invented right here in Minnesota. Decades later, it still brings delight for new generations — and fond memories for adults who played with the truck as kids. Read on to learn about the Tonka Truck’s Minnesota history: