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So Nokomis.... it looks like either a fetus, or badly-deformed kidney or a hipbone.... Hmm.
--Ryanjcole 22:19, 13 July 2006 (UTC)
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It is my understanding that the area surrounding Lake Nokomis was once privately owned by families who spent time there in summer cabins. At some point, the City of Minneapolis purchased this land in order to provide the growing city with more public lake access. Because it was then necessary to remove the private cabins, many people purchased empty lots in the area and moved these cabins to the backs of the lots, where they resided until they could construct more substantial permanent homes.
Most of the cabins were ultimately destroyed, but a surprising number still survive in the Lake Nokomis/Lake Hiawatha area. They are commonly referred to as "back-lot" houses. We bought one of these back-lot houses in 1967, and reside here to this day.
Over the years, I've become fascinated with this topic and hope to gather more information, i.e., when the lake went public, number of cabins moved, etc. (One clue I came across was that a gentleman whose address was listed as our current address, died on May 11, 1922.) So, the move from private to public had to have taken place sometime before that.
Can anyone point me in the right direction?Thanks. Grammagert (talk) 16:27, 5 April 2009 (UTC)
Last edited at 16:27, 5 April 2009 (UTC). Substituted at 21:35, 29 April 2016 (UTC)
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