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A Minneapolis Tribune report on a new craze among East Coast girls is more evidence that it takes nearly a century for such trends to take hold in the Upper Midwest.
|In the early 1900s, Glenwood Beach -- now Wirth Lake -- was the place to show a little bare skin in Minneapolis. (Image courtesy mnhs.org)|