As I was looking up information about Braemar Arena for a committee working on a hockey history wall, I noticed it opened on Dec. 14, 1965 -- 45 years ago today.
As you can see by the images above, Braemar was part of a huge park-building effort as the village became more suburban. From just one park in 1955, the village owned 22 parks just 10 years later. Improvements included the metro area's first municipal pool and first municipal golf course.
Nine Mile Creek bike trail made headlines this week, but as the second page notes, Edina long ago began acquiring land along the creek for open green space.
These two pages are part of a report documenting changes in Edina from 1955 to 1965. We have several great summary reports in our collection, some published by the Village (later City) of Edina and some by community organizations such as the League of Women Voters. They provide a great snapshot of life in the community.
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