MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS. I REMEMBER. DO YOU?
From the 1950s to the early 1980s, Nilva ran the National Amusement Co., placing coin-operated merry-go-rounds and Ferris wheels outside grocery stores and drugstores and bringing the Pac-Man video games to theaters. Many kids from his St. Louis Park neighborhood worked for him.
Minneapolis/SLP World War II veteran beats COVID-19, goes home on 101st birthday
Samuel Nilva lived through the Spanish flu, WWII and brain surgery. COVID-19 didn't scare him.