photo credit: Edina Historical Society
More than a wheel of industry, though, the mill was a gathering place--the news center and the hub of social life. All roads led to the mill; a school house, a church, a blacksmith shop, post office and Grange hall soon grew up around it. The mill hummed along. Painted red, it was the heart of the community.
New content will appear on Tuesdays and Fridays, written by a revolving group of community members. The posts are only a beginning, however. In order to build an effective, interactive community discussion, we are relying on you to add your voice, your experiences and your perspectives. Comments will be moderated before being shared publicly; comments meant to build community and evolve the conversation by offering new information, insight or ideas will be published. We're even offering incentives: each week from now until June 10, everyone who comments will be entered in a random drawing to win fun, mill-related items. This week's prize is a t-shirt, courtesy of the Edina Historical Society, featuring a painting of the Edina Mill by Leonard Fellman.
So far as we can tell, no other school district in the country has a community blog of this kind. Thank you to Dr. Dressen and the communications department for taking this powerful step toward engaging the community with authentic content, decentralizing information-sharing in our district, and building a forum for meaningful dialogue. Together, we are setting the mill wheels in motion once again.
Cheryl Gunness, Editor
An Edina Millstone rests at the site near 50th Street and