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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Tom Hagen

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

A lifelong resident of Greater Mankato, Tom Hagen delivered newspapers on Front Street as a child and fought to save the street as an adult.  Like many, he believes that, well-intentioned or not, the destruction of Front Street was a mistake from which the community may never rebound.  In a far-reaching conversation with Dave Engen Tom discussed everything from the message of modern architecture to his favorite Front Street toy store.

A Two Minute History of Front Street...

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What Happened...

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Tearing Down the Saulpaugh

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The Message...

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Model Trains...

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The Anderson Hotel...

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The Popcorn Wagon...

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**Note:  After making this recording, Tom recalled the person running the popocorn wagon was named Tony, not Joe as mentioned here

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