Skip to Content

Support MinnPost

MNopedia

Entries about Minnesota history from MNopedia are made available through a partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society and with funding from the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Each week, MinnPost brings you a highlight of our state's past from MNopedia, an encyclopedia of Minnesota history written by experts and produced by the Minnesota Historical Society.

Arts amendment logoMNopedia is made possible with funding from the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

A local co./ was going broke/ till clever ads/ demand awoke/ Burma-Shave

By the late 1930s, Minneapolis-made Burma-Shave became the second-highest-selling brushless shaving cream in the US and was in 17 percent of medicine cabinets.