Carver County

Carver County

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Located just southwest of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Carver County was established by the Minnesota Territorial Legislature in 1855. The Minnesota and the South Fork of the Crow Rivers flow through this Big Woods county of Minnesota. Named after explorer Capt. Jonathan Carver and built on a predominantly agrarian culture, it boasts one of the richest farmlands in the state. Arrival of the railroads resulted in prosperous new industries and businesses and made it a popular resort destination. In the 1890s, the abundance of dairy farms and creameries earned it the nickname, the qGolden Buckle of the Dairy Belt.q Many local farmers such as Andrew Peterson, Wendelin Grimm, and Henry Lyman became nationally recognized for their horticultural contributions and achievements. Hundreds of vintage photographs and postcards that depict everyday life in Carver County through the 1950s were collected and researched. This work is a tribute to the citizens of Carver County, whose pride in their rich history inspired this book.At age 32, he embarked for America, settled in Farmington, Minnesota, and worked as a harness maker. In 1885, he married Barbara ... In 1929, the harness shop expanded its services to include shoe repair. Alphonse Sr. retired in 1937 at anbsp;...

Title:Carver County
Author: Ruth Tremblay, Lois Schulstad
Publisher:Arcadia Publishing - 2011

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