Hawkins Confectionery, at the northwest corner of 44th Street and France Avenue, sold fireworks around July 4th every year. Although people flocked to the stand, as this 1930 photo shows, Morningside Village Council minutes indicate that at least some residents didn't want fireworks sold in their community. The last year exploding fireworks were allowed was 1941, until they were outlawed, in large part because of the writings of popular Minneapolis Tribune columnist (and Edina resident) Cedric Adams.
Where did you get your fireworks (and set them off)? What is an important part of the July 4th celebration for you and your family?
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