Saturday, June 13, 2009

The Original Main Street, Sauk Centre, Minnesota

Sauk Centre, Minnesota was the birthplace of Sinclair Lewis (Feb. 7, 1885). His novel "Main Street" was published in 1920. The accepted opinion is that the book was written about his hometown Sauk Centre, Minnesota, which is located approximately 100 miles northwest of Minneapolis. Lewis received the Nobel Prize for literature in 1930.

Lewis's fictional city was named Gopher Prairie. Its Main Street was said to be "the continuation of Main Streets everywhere."

This postcard view is circa 1975.

This post was written for
A Canadian Family
A Festival of Postcards Blog Carnival

2nd Edition, June 2009: Main Street


  1. Hi Lynn! My entry for the Scavenger hunt is up!

  2. That couldn't fit the theme for the Festival more closely.


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