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The Nokomis community is known for its primarily residential nature and is home to nearly 38,000 residents. While there are several local businesses and commercial developments that can be found among the community’s 11 unique neighborhoods, the majority of land space is reserved for housing and park land. While this article does not provide a… Read more »

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The Longfellow neighborhood is the source of the greater Longfellow community’s name. Named after Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, a renowned American poet who documented much of the surrounding area in his poetic works, the Longfellow neighborhood has been a long-standing component of the city of Minneapolis. The Longfellow neighborhood is one of five neighborhoods located within… Read more »

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Standish is located within the Powderhorn community in Minneapolis. This neighborhood was named after an area elementary school, which had been called Miles Standish after a work by the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. It was considered the outskirts of the city until immigrants, mainly Swedish and Norwegian, started developing housing here in the early 1900’s…. Read more »

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The Wenonah neighborhood is located on the southern edge of Minneapolis and found in the Nokomis community. Near the southern border, a piece of the neighborhood ranges into the city Richfield. The Wenonah neighborhood got its name after Hiawatha’s mother, the daughter of Nokomis, from a legend that Henry Wadsworth Longfellow attributes to Ojibwe people in… Read more »

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The Minnehaha neighborhood is found in south Minneapolis and within the Nokomis community. Minnehaha, as well as its neighbor, Hiawatha, derived its name from an Ojibwe phrase cited in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem, The Song of Hiawatha. Minnehaha means “laughing waters,” as the waterfall in Minnehaha Park was nicknamed in Longfellow’s poem. Tree-lined streets characterize the… Read more »

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The Keewaydin neighborhood is located on the south portion of Minneapolis, and within the Nokomis community. Keewaydin neighborhood derived its name from an Ojibwe legend stated in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem, The Song of Hiawatha. “Keewaydin” is Ojibwe for “northwest wind”, or “the home wind”. Tree-lined streets with smaller homes in an assortment of architectural… Read more »

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Seward, a neighborhood in the Longfellow community, is bordered on the north by Interstate 94, and on the east by the Mississippi River. The neighborhood is named for William Seward, who was the secretary of state under Abraham Lincoln. Of the neighborhood’s 390 acres, half is residential and almost one-fifth is industrial. The industrial practices… Read more »

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The Hiawatha neighborhood is one of five neighborhoods located within the Longfellow community. The neighborhood derived its name for its elementary school, Hiawatha. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, the American poet born in 1807, made the names Hiawatha and Minnehaha famous in his poem, The Song of Hiawatha. The Longfellow community in which Hiawatha resides is well… Read more »

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