Black and white photograph of children playing in the fountain of St. Paul's Central Park, c. 1929 In the inset one can see the Minnesota Bakery Building on the south end of the park.

Children playing in the fountain of St. Paul's Central Park

Children playing in the fountain of St. Paul's Central Park, c.1929. In the inset one can see the Minnesota Bakery Building on the south end of the park.

Black and white cabinet photograph of the Winter Carnival ice palace in St. Paul's Central Park. Taken in 1886 by Allen Swain.

Winter Carnival ice palace, Central Park, St. Paul

Cabinet photograph of the Winter Carnival ice palace in St. Paul's Central Park, 1886. Photograph by Allen Swain.

Front gate, Carver County Fairgrounds

Front Gate, Carver County Fairgrounds

Front Gate, Carver County Fairgrounds, 2014. Photograph by Molly Huber.

Black and white photograph of participants in a Dancing Follies event held at St. Paul's Jewish Community Center on October 24, 1949.

Jewish Community Center Dancing Follies

Participants in a Dancing Follies event held at St. Paul's Jewish Community Center on October 24, 1949.

Black and white photograph of the playground at the Jewish Educational Center in St. Paul, 1946.

Playground at the Jewish Educational Center, St. Paul

The playground at the Jewish Educational Center in St. Paul, 1946.

Black and white photograph of two boys playing ping pong at the Jewish Educational Center Annex while a group of children looks on, 1940.

Ping Pong game at the Jewish Educational Center Annex, St. Paul

Two boys playing ping pong at the Jewish Educational Center Annex while a group of children looks on, 1940. In 1936, the J. E. C. annexed an adjacent home to be used for children's groups and arts and crafts classes. The annex was closed in 1940 and activities shifted to Mt. Zion and Temple of Aaron.

Black and white photograph of a young men's basketball team at the Jewish Educational Center in Saint Paul, c.1940.

Young men's basketball team at the Jewish Educational Center in Saint Paul

A young men's basketball team at the Jewish Educational Center in Saint Paul, c.1940. The programming arm of the J. E. C., known as the Jewish Center Activities Association, oversaw social and recreational activities at the Center.

Black and white photograph of a Halloween party for the pre-kindergarten class at the Jewish Educational Center in St. Paul, 1937.

Halloween party for the pre-kindergarten class at the Jewish Educational Center

Photograph of a Halloween party for the pre-kindergarten class at the Jewish Educational Center in St. Paul, 1937.

Black and white photograph of a chess game at the Jewish Educational Center, Saint Paul c.1930.

Chess match at the Jewish Educational Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Photograph of a chess game at the Jewish Educational Center, Saint Paul c.1930. Children's and young people's programming was held at the J. E. C. Annex.

MN90: The Greatest Minnesota Athlete to Run on Four Legs

One of Minnesota's greatest athletes was Dan Patch, a harness horse from the turn of the 20th century who set the world record by pacing a mile in 1:55. When salesman Marion Savage (yes, the town Savage, MN is named after him) bought Dan Patch, he became very rich by turning his horse into a supreme pitchman for all kinds of products, including cars, watches and washing machines. MN90 producer Marisa Helms has the story.

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