In Memory of Henry Hubben
By Kathleen McGee
Henry Hubben, the first board president of the Midtown Greenway Coalition, passed away on July 29th after a long illness. As a member of the Soo Line Garden along the Greenway, Henry understood the need for community involvement in the design and building of the trail. As the owner and operator of City Green, a gardening company, he worked and developed gardens throughout the city, including the first garden at Little Earth and several gardens in the Greenway. When asked in the July 1998 Star Tribune article about how many riders might use the Greenway, Henry said, “I think the use of the Greenway is going to be pretty much instantaneous" – which proved to be perfectly apt statement.