The development showdown, last time around.
In the spring of 1970, my father drove our family down to Dinkytown to see the People's Park that the protesters had created on the site where a Red Barn chain restaurant was going to be built.
"Look at it!" my dad said with a big smile on his face. "Isn't that just great?"
It was impressive, but I reminded my ultraconservative father that he had never liked college protesters.
"I know, but you've got to admire what they accomplished here. It took a lot of guts."
Wouldn't it be refreshing to see today's protesters show some of the same pluck as their compatriots from the past? ("Development plans create a Dinkytown showdown," Jan. 22.)
Long live Dinkytown!
JON BALCH, EDINA
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