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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 Regina neighborhood, located on the south side of Minneapolis, and found within the Nokomis community. This is a residential neighborhood with mostly small single-family houses built before 1940. The neighborhood is named for the former Regina parochial school. Mainly a residential neighborhood, it features a close-knit community of just over 3,200 residents. Regina is… Read more »

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The Page neighborhood is on Minneapolis’ south side, and within the Nokomis community. The neighborhood, as well as so many other neighborhoods in Minneapolis, took its name from the local elementary school. Page Elementary School was named after Walter Hines Page, who was an American editor and diplomat born in the mid 1850’s. The neighborhood… Read more »

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Nokomis: Northrop

Northrop is located in the southern portion of the city of Minneapolis and within the Nokomis community. Along with many other neighborhoods in Minneapolis, Northrop is named for its elementary school. Northrop Elementary derives its name from Cyrus Northrop, second president of the University of Minnesota. It shares with Field neighborhood located west of Northrop, an active… 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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The Field neighborhood, is located in the Nokomis community. Field is named for the local school, which was named after Eugene Field, a popular writer of children’s poetry. Mainly a residential neighborhood, it features a close-knit community of just over 2,500 residents. Field is conveniently positioned less than 5 miles from downtown Minneapolis, and just… Read more »

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The Ericsson neighborhood in southeast Minneapolis is located within the Nokomis community. It derives its name from John Ericsson, who was a Swedish engineer and inventor. The Ericsson neighborhood is a mainly residential neighborhood, with its western half littered by recreational areas. Lake Hiawatha Park and Lake Hiawatha Golf Course are two of the most noteworthy… Read more »

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