Minnesota's Greatest Generation

Ah, Suburbia!

Families in search of the American Dream migrated in droves from the cities to the rapidly expanding suburbs in search of a better life.

Learn more about the growth of the suburbs

The American Dream

Whatever the reason for moving to the suburbs, each family found one thing in common: their own piece of the American Dream.


Life’s Better Here

For many Twin Citians, post-war life in the suburbs meant a better life.


Growing Pains

The rapid growth of the suburbs during the years following World War II brought many challenges to the residents of those communities.


A Generation of Consumers

After the Great Depression and the shortages of World War II, Americans were ready for the unprecedented prosperity they would enjoy in the 1950s.