St. Paul Curling Club

At its centennial in 2012, the St. Paul Curling Club was the largest curling club in the United States, with over 1200 members. Club members have competed in national and international competitions, including the Olympics. Despite ebb and flow in its popularity over the years, the club has long been a place to play and promote the sport of curling in the Twin Cities.

Miniature train at Wonderland Amusement Park, Minneapolis.

Miniature train at Wonderland Amusement Park, Minneapolis

A miniature train ride for children at Wonderland, c.1906.

Roller coaster, Wonderland Amusement Park, Minneapolis.

Roller coaster, Wonderland Amusement Park, Minneapolis

The Scenic Railway (a roller coaster) at Wonderland, from above, c.1906.

Premature infants who were kept in incubators at Wonderland Park, Minneapolis.

Premature infants who were kept in incubators at Wonderland Park, Minneapolis

Two babies at the Infantorium, c.1905. The one on the left has been in an incubator for some time while the one on the right is a more recent arrival.

Shoot the Chutes, Wonderland Park, East Lake Street, Minneapolis

Shoot the Chutes, Wonderland Park, East Lake Street, Minneapolis

The Shoot the Chutes from another angle, c.1905.

Longfellow's Wonderland Park, Minneapolis

Longfellow's Wonderland Park, Minneapolis

The popular Shoot the Chutes ride, 1904. Boats would shoot down the ramp into the lagoon below.

Night scene, Wonderland Park, Minneapolis.

Night scene, Wonderland Park, Minneapolis

Another postcard of Wonderland at night, c.1908.

Wonderland Amusement Park, Lake Street and Thirty-First Avenue, Minneapolis.

Wonderland Amusement Park, Lake Street and Thirty-First Avenue, Minneapolis

Wonderland at night. Note the 120-foot electric tower at the center of the postcard, 1905–1912.

Wonderland Amusement Park

Only open for seven seasons, Wonderland Amusement Park brought thrills and sights from Coney Island to Minneapolis. With a roller coaster, fun house, shoot-the-chutes, miniature railroads for kids, a 120-foot lighted tower, and a display of premature babies in incubators, Wonderland drew crowds from all over Minnesota.

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