Then, just as now, heading to the lake was favorite local activity. Here, members of the Mother’s Club at the German Methodist Church of Minneapolis gathered for a photograph during an 1899 picnic at Lake Harriet. The church was located at 13th Avenue and 18th Street, part of a large cluster of churches, most of them Scandinavian or German. Most of its parishioners likely lived near the church, but a visit to the lake was only a streetcar ride away.
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