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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.

Black and white photograph of Beargrease family.

Beargrease family, c.1895

John Beargrease and his family, c.1895. Image courtesy the Cook County Historical Society.

Black and white photograph of John Beargrease.

John Beargrease

John Beargrease, undated. Image courtesy of the Cook County Historical Society.

Color image of Charles Bender baseball card, 1911.

Charles Bender, 1911.

Charles Bender baseball card printed by the American Tobacco Company, 1911.

Black and white photograph of Charles Bender, c.1910.

Charles Bender, c.1910

Charles Bender wearing Philadelphia Athletics uniform, c.1910. Original press photograph from the George Grantham Bain Collection.

Black and white photograph of Charles Bender, 1903.

Charles Bender, 1903

Charles Bender at he beginning of his career, 1903.

Black and white photograph of Charles Bender, 1911.

Charles Bender, Philadelphia Athletics pitcher

Charles Bender during the prime of his baseball career, 1911. Photograph by Paul Thompson.

Boy Scouts and Rox management hold up their 1950 championship banner, c.1951. From the Myron Hall Collection, Stearns History Museum and Research Center, St. Cloud.

St. Cloud Rox championship banner

Boy Scouts and Rox management hold up their 1950 championship banner, c.1951. From the Myron Hall Collection, Stearns History Museum and Research Center, St. Cloud.

Rox manager Charlie Fox smacks Ramon "Rosey" Rosenkranz after a win in 1950. From the Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud.

St. Cloud Rox manager Charlie Fox and Ramon Rosenkranz

Rox manager Charlie Fox smacks Ramon "Rosey" Rosenkranz after a win in 1950. From the Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud.

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