Minnesota's Greatest Generation

Oh, Baby!

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

Learn more about the Baby Boom

Oh, Baby

Post-war prosperity combined with millions of returning young G.I.s prompted an unprecedented boom in the birthrate in the U.S. and around the world.


A Better Life for our Children

Minnesota's Greatest Generation, with strong memories of growing up during the Great Depression, wanted to give their children advantages they didn't have.