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Know Your Como

Know Your Como

Posts from D10 Como Park’s Know Your Como series.

Know Your Como History: St. Kate’s Student’s Work for D10

By Laura Oyen

Over the past year the Como Neighborhood History Project has been fortunate to work with students and staff in collaboration with the St. Kate’s Welcoming the Dear Neighbor? (WTDN?) Project. WTDN? is an interdisciplinary team of faculty, staff, students and community members which began in 2017 as a collaboration between St. Catherine University and Mapping Prejudice.

Know Your Como: Now That’s History

By Sonjie Johnson
It’s not every day that a Como Park resident finds a 450-million-year-old fossil in his backyard. But that’s what happened to Joel Alter a few years ago.

A retired, non-partisan researcher for the Minnesota Legislature, Joel has lived in Como Park for nearly 40 years. He was digging in a ravine behind his house in 2006 when he unearthed a large piece of limestone. When he picked it up, a section split apart and he saw what appeared to be a fossil.

Know Your Como: Booth Brown House

By Lauren Erchul Did you know that District 10 is home to an emergency shelter and supportive housing program for homeless youth? Booth Brown House, which was built in 1907 by The Salvation Army, began as a hospital for young mothers. Throughout the years, it has also served as an orphanage for children. Nowadays, Booth Brown House has …

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Know Your Como: Is it Wedding or Weeding?

By: Laura Oyen Our quick transition from winter to summer also meant it was time to work on the Midway Parkway Gardens! The first round of spring clean-up and flower planting has occurred. Notices were posted in the D10 newsletter, Park Bugle and the Como Monitor. Signs were put up near the gardens. But, there …

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