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Bloomington History Timeline

Minnesota's Fourth Largest City: 1978 - 1995

A study of almost 400 years of history adds up to a rich legacy. Bloomington's skyline continues to rise as international attention focuses on the Mall of America. Public support affirms a high quality of life as the community prepares for its future. The age of the computer and high technology has arrived. Education remains important; in fall, 1991, Normandale Community College enrolled over 9,300 students. The performing and visual arts flourish. Abundant churches meet spiritual needs; recreational facilities encourage fitness for all ages. Bloomington maintains a natural environment from its plains and bluffs to the river valley below. For its 88,250 citizens in 1995, the Bloomington History Clock Tower, built entirely by the community, is a celebration of Bloomington's history, pride in today and promise for the future.


Entrance to Mall. Mall of America opened 1994.

Building. NW Financial Center at Xerxes and I-494.

The pool and umbrellas. Bloomington Aquatic Center at Valley View.

Bathhouse from Bush Lake. New Bush Lake bathhouse.

Four office towers with Normandale Lake in foreground. United Properties' Normandale Lake Office Park are located at 8500, 8400, 8300 84th Street.


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