Minnesota's Greatest Generation

The Boom

For Minnesota's Greatest Generation, the post-war Boom of the late 1940s and 1950s signaled the start of a long-awaited "bright future."

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Oh, Baby!

Returning soldiers and a booming economy created conditions for a surge in population that lasted into the 1960s.

Building A Life

Returning veterans found themselves with opportunities for a future brighter than they could have imagined before the war.

Ah, Suburbia!

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

Lessons & Legacy

What were the lessons learned from these dramatic life experiences?