Seems like we went directly from winter into summer – skipping spring altogether this year. For many of us – turning on the A/C cuts the the high temperatures and humidity, but what did people do in the early 1900s to escape the heat?
Boating on Prior Lake near Grainwood Resort c1898
Boy on small sailboat near Grainwood c1899
Grainwood dock & sailboat c1898
Grab some friends and go on a hayride!
Other side of the hay-wagon, Prior Lake c1898
Hayride in Prior Lake c1898
Try your luck fishing.
Joe Griffith’s hanging scale c1930-40
Joe Griffith’s fishing rod c1946
Head to the lake or pool!
Group of teenagers at Prior Lake – Grainwood c1898
Shakopee Community Pool c1960-70
Joe Griffith’s swimming suit at his summer home on Prior Lake c1925-35
Kids hanging out in Prior Lake – Grainwood c 1899
Swimming in Prior Lake – Grainwood c1899
Hang out by yourself or with family, friends, coworkers …
Group of women at a park (Shakopee?) c1910
Shakopee Community Recreation Board staff c1965-70
Group of kids hanging out at Grainwood c1989
Group of kids at Grainwood c1898
Grainwood porch c1989
Catherine and Mary Mingo c1920s
Just try to keep cool!
Send us your photos of keeping cool this summer!
All photos are from the SCHS collection – check us out online at http://www.scottcountyhistory.org.