Guadalupe Area Project booth at Neighborhood House career expo

Guadalupe Area Project booth at Neighborhood House career expo

Guadalupe Area Project, an adult education program, exhibiting and selling products at the Career Expo, Neighborhood House, in West Side St. Paul, April 1975.

Meeting of the Minnesota Chicano Federation

Meeting of the Minnesota Chicano Federation

Meeting of the Minnesota Chicano Federation at the Mexican American Cultural and Educational Center, St. Paul, March 1975.

Brown Berets marching in Mexican Celebration Parade

Brown Berets marching in Mexican Celebration Parade

Brown Berets marching in Mexican Celebration Parade, St. Paul, September 15, 1972.

Aerial view of the West Side of St. Paul during flooding

Aerial view of the West Side of St. Paul during flooding

Aerial view of the West Side of St. Paul during flooding, 1952.

Children playing softball at the playground of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church

Children playing softball at the playground of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church

Children playing softball at the playground of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe) Church on St. Paul’s West Side, ca. 1950. At the time, the church stood at the corner of Concord Street (later Cesar Chavez Street) and South Andrew Street.

Brown Berets marching with flags

Brown Berets marching with flags

Brown Berets marching in Mexican Celebration Parade, St. Paul, 1972. They carry the American flag; the “La Causa” flag of the Chicano movement; and a statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Chicano Movement in Westside St. Paul

When migrant workers from Mexico began to look for homes in Minnesota in the mid-twentieth century, many joined a growing enclave in Westside St. Paul. In spite of challenges, they sought opportunities to create a strong community and build a brighter future. They saw the Chicano Movement of the 1960s and 1970s as a means to that end.

Gull Lake Dam

Gull Lake Dam

The one-lane road across Gull Lake Dam (Cass County), ca. 1910s. Used with the permission of Cass County Historical Society.

Burnquist and troops, 1916

Burnquist and troops, 1916

Governor J. A. A. Burnquist with military group, ca. 1916.

Walter Mondale and Hubert Humphrey, 1967

Walter Mondale and Hubert Humphrey, 1967

Hubert H. Humphrey with Walter Mondale at a surprise party celebrating Mondale's thirty-ninth birthday, 1967.

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