Main Building of Coney Island

Main Building of Coney Island

This shows the original hotel building, which also sometimes served as a private residence to the hotel and resort owners.
Rights held by the CCHS.

Coney Island of the West, 1884–1960

The history of Coney Island as a resort begins when Josephine Hassenstab sold the 31.85-acre island to Lambert Naegele in March, 1884, for $5,200. While Waconia already had several hotels such as the North Star, Lake House, and the Sherman House, the Coney Island Hotel and its resort became the most popular of all of Waconia's hotels and contributed to the town's status as a favorite summer resort.

The Twins Frank Viola prepares to pitch in the Metrodome. He would go on to win two games and be named the World Series MVP

Pitcher Frank Viola

The Twins Frank Viola prepares to pitch in the Metrodome. He would go on to win two games and be named the World Series MVP

 Kirby Puckett squares away in this at-bat in the Metrodome. He would go on to hit .357 in the Series.

Kirby Puckett at-bat

Kirby Puckett squares away in this at-bat in the Metrodome. He would go on to hit .357 in the Series.

Twins' catcher Tim Laudner watches a foul ball fly out of reach, and into the Metrodome seats.

Twins Catcher Tim Laudner

Twins' catcher Tim Laudner watches a foul ball fly out of reach, and into the Metrodome seats.

Twins manager Tom Kelly.

Twins manager Tom Kelly.

Twins manager Tom Kelly.

Kent Hrbek hits a sixth inning grand slam to put the Twins ahead 10-5 en route to their 11-5 Game Six victory.

Kent Hrbek's Grand Slam

Kent Hrbek hits a sixth inning grand slam to put the Twins ahead 10-5 en route to their 11-5 Game Six victory.

 Dan Gladden connects with a fourth-inning Grand Slam in the Twins' 10-1 opening game victory.

Dan Gladden's Grand Slam

Dan Gladden connects with a fourth-inning Grand Slam in the Twins' 10-1 opening game victory.

Excited fans swarm around the Minnesota Twins during their victory parade

1987 World Series Parade

Excited fans swarm around the Minnesota Twins during their victory parade.

 President Ronald Reagan listens to Twins manager Tom Kelly at the congratulatory ceremony at the White House.

1987 Team at the White House

President Ronald Reagan listens to Twins manager Tom Kelly at the congratulatory ceremony at the White House.

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