Monday, February 27, 2006

Tonka Bay -a stones throw away

Within eyesight of the location of the following ice house photo I could see the Tonka Bay water tower. Tonka Bay is a very small town on the land separating the upper and lower lakes. In one of it's most infamous historical moments, in 1922 the Hennepin County Sheriff arrested Frank Loydd Wright at his mistress's cottage for suspicion of a variety of wrong doings with immigration authorities, debts and other moral accusations. Sheriff Brown was accompanied by a crowd of reporters, bankers, and other policemen. Mr Wright was summarily cuffed and dragged to Hennepin County Jail, where he spent two days before being released without charges.
- At almost the same time as this the Andrew Sisters were spending their summers in nearby Mound.

Source: Tales From Tonka, by Ellen Wilson Meyer 1993 -- published by the Minnetonka Historical Society


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