I have been saving this picture to use around a big parade-like holiday. So, I thought it would be appropriate to share this week after Independence Day. I have no idea what the Minneapolis Aquatennial is. I assumed it was a big hoiday like a Centennial. I don’t know who Carson, the policitican is. Or why my grandparents took his picture this day.
As I looked at the picture this morning I decided to google Aquatennial. And what do you know? The Aquatennial is a 71 year old annual celebration for the city of Minneapolis! And when is THIS year’s Aquatennial? How ’bout NEXT WEEKEND?! How incredibly crazy is that?!
Not only that it looks like a really cool event. I looked through the whole website this morning and found all kinds of neat history related to it (Chief One Bull who defeated General Custer attended the 1st one, Bob Barker did a live show during one and Richard Nixon was a Grand Marshall for the parade!) Now I’m really bummed that I don’t know what year this picture is!
Any Minneapolis folks out there? Been to the Aquatennial before?