Today will be hot. Maybe not hot by equatorial standards, but by Minnesota averages, today's temperatures will be uncomfortably high.
As you sit in your air-conditioned home, think about the kids of 1959. Although many homes had a window air-conditioner, most did not have central air. The best way to cool off was the new Edina pool, located at Lake Cornelia Park near 66th and France. Attendance averaged more than 4,000 per day, as you can see by these long lines.
These photos were taken for City's Tax Assessor files. Here's another look at the lines on the other side of the building.
Here is the back of the diving board and access to the mechanicals underneath the pool.
And here is a view from inside the pool.
It's Friday. It's hot - still a perfect kind of day for the pool.
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