Summer Foods - Ice Cream!

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Summer Foods - Ice Cream!

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | August 19, 2022

We end our week of summer foods with perhaps the best possible - ice cream!
In which of these two fine establishment would you rather enjoy a cool treat?
The interior of P. Boosalis Ice Cream and Candy Emporium, Minneapolis 1905
The exterior of Madelon's Ice Cream Shop, 636 North Snelling Avenue, St. Paul 1952