Oh I’m having so much fun with this blog! Now I can share all of the real-estate knowledge I have with you, my readers. I hope you will learn more of why I love real-estate and Lake Minnetonka. There is so much rich history about the like that I love to learn about. A lot of great business started around Lake Minnetonka. Did you know that Tonka Toys started in Minnetonka?
In 1947, the first TONKA brand toy trucks were designed and manufactured by the Mound Metalcraft Company, a business then located in a small schoolhouse basement near Lake Minnetonka in Mound, Minnesota, that specialized in manufacturing garden tools. With a staff of just a half dozen people, Mound Metalcraft turned out a total of 37,000 metal trucks in two designs in its first year – a steam shovel and a crane.
(“TONKA” means “great” in Sioux.).
This is one of the first toys that tonka toys built. This is a great site dedicated to the love of tonka toys.
Just an interesting tidbit about Lake Minnetonka.
Did you ever own a Tonka truck? I never did but I think my brothers owned a few.
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