1935 July 30. “Hennepin County Approves Lilac Way Plan” Minneapolis Journal. Announces Hennepin County’s approval to create Lilac Way, including support from 40 civic and business groups representing more than 50,000 citizens.
1935 August 1. “Naturalness to Mark Road Landscaping” Minneapolis Journal. Quotes Lilac Way landscape architect Arthur Nichols and his plans for informal landscaping for the Belt Line west of Minneapolis.
1935 December 1. “3,500 Bushes Planted Along Lilac Highway” Minneapolis Journal. Describes the first plantings along Lilac Way.
1938 Jan. 30. “Lilac Way Here Soon” Minneapolis Journal. N. W. Elsberg, state highway engineer, announced the road from Fort Snelling-Shakopee highway on the south to Robbinsdale will be finished by late spring, except for surfacing, improvements and one contemplated clover leaf road separation.