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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Patrick Ellis

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/voices/patellis.html

"I grew up on North Front Street...and thank God I did."

Pat Ellis has many good stories and memories from growing up on Front Street in the 1930s and 40s.  In November of 2009, he shared some of these with Dave Engen.  The 5-7 minute pieces below (slightly longer than most on this site) are detailed, engaging, and full of the same excitement Pat felt as a child on North Front. 

The Lay of the Land...

Pat details the places and people surrounding his home at 717 North Front

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Being a Kid on Front...

Pat talks about the things that kept him and his friends busy...from Saturday movies at the Grand Theatre to Halloween pranks

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Closing Thoughts on Front...

Pat talks about topics ranging from what kids today could gain from old Front Street to his thoughts on the way the street has changed

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