Black and white photograph of Aquatennial Parade Grand Marshal Richard M. Nixon departs Parade Stadium on the parade route, 1958.

Grand Marshall Richard M. Nixon, Aquatennial parade

Aquatennial Parade Grand Marshal Richard M. Nixon departs Parade Stadium on the parade route, 1958. Photograph by Philip C. Dittes.

Black and white photograph of filming an Aquatennial event at Parade Stadium, August 10, 1956.

Minneapolis Star Tribune photographer filming Aquatennial event from a raised tractor bucket

Filming an Aquatennial event at Parade Stadium, August 10, 1956.

Black and white photograph of a small section of bleachers at the Parade in 1925 couldn't hold all the spectators.

Municipal Amateur Athletic Association football game at Parade Stadium football field, Minneapolis

A small section of bleachers at The Parade couldn't hold all the spectators, 1925.

Black and white photograph of fans lining the fields for football games at The Parade, about 1923.

Municipal Amateur Athelic Association football game at Parade Stadium, Minneapolis

Fans line the fields for football games at The Parade, c.1923.

Black and white photograph of Parade Stadium, ready for its first full season of football, 1952.

Aerial view of Parade Stadium, Minneapolis

Parade Stadium is ready for its first full season of football, 1952. Photographer: Schreiber-Hager.

Parade Stadium, Minneapolis

Parade Stadium was Minneapolis's first public football stadium. The Minneapolis park board built the 16,560-seat stadium at The Parade, a park just west of downtown, in 1951. It was meant for high school, amateur, and small-college games. The stadium was also used for summertime Aquatennial festivities for nearly forty years.

Downtown skyway map

Downtown skyway map

Map of downtown Minneapolis skyways, 2013.

Color image of 7th Street skyway exterior

7th Street skyway exterior

Seventh Street skyway, built in 1963, as it looked in 2013. The Seventh Street skyway, which opened on June 12, 1963, connects the Northstar Center with the Roanoke Building. Photograph by Iric Nathanson, 2013.

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