Happy Halloween! This final week of October brings festive costumes, carved pumpkins, lots of candy and even a ghoul or two. Minnesotans are getting ready to head out trick-or-treating, and the City of Anoka is celebrating its status as the Halloween Capital of the World. These photographs look at Halloween in Minnesota throughout the years. The spooky Halloween window display above is from 1949 and showcases decorations and party games.
This week, the young and young-at-heart are carving pumpkins into spectacular jack-o'-lanterns. This 1948 image shows Jack and Joan Benedix hard at work to carve the perfect design into their pumpkins in the kitchen of their St. Paul home.