Color image of Kenyon's Farmers State Bank and City Hall, c.1910.

Farmers State Bank and City Hall, Kenyon

Kenyon's Farmers State Bank and City Hall, c.1910. Kenyon, in Goodhue County's southwest corner, is located in became a center for Norwegian settlement.

Black and white photograph of Red Wing's crowded riverfront with Barn Bluff in the background, c. 1910

Red Wing's crowded riverfront with Barn Bluff in the background, c. 1910

A view of Red Wing's crowded riverfront with Barn Bluff in the background, c. 1910. Levee Park, completed in 1905, occupies this space today.

Black and white photograph of Goodhue Mill, Cannon Falls, 1909.

Goodhue Mill, Cannon Falls, Minnesota

Cannon Falls' updated Goodhue Mill, which was among the county's leading flour producers, beside the Cannon River, 1909.

Black and white photograph of Red Wing, c.1870.

Red Wing, c.1870

The Mississippi River location of Red Wing, the Goodhue County seat, made it an early shipping point for Minnesota wheat. This photo of the city riverfront shows grain barges at anchorage, c. 1870.

Black and white photograph of Crag on "Point-no-Point Bluff at Frontenac, c.1870.

Crag on "Point-no-Point" Bluff at Frontenac

The Lakeside Hotel and scenic Lake Pepin, a widening of the Mississippi, is pictured, c.1870. With its cooler summer temperatures, the Lakeside drew tourists from around the nation, particularly the South.

An Overview of Goodhue County History

In March 1853 Goodhue County was created by Minnesota's territorial legislature. It was formed from the original Wabasha County, which lay between the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers.

Color image of Album Sleeve (back), Paisley Park Records

Album Sleeve (back), Paisley Park Records

Album sleeve for 45 rpm (7 inch)vinyl record of U Got the Look/Housequake released by Paisley Park Records, 1987.

Color image of Album Sleeve (front), Paisley Park Records

Album Sleeve (front), Paisley Park Records

Album sleeve for 45 rpm (7 inch) vinyl record of U Got the Look/Housequake released by Paisley Park Records, 1987.

Black and white photograph of old farmstead and Paisley Park, Chanhassen, MN

Old farmstead and Paisley Park, Chanhassen, MN

Photograph taken of part of Chanhassen including Paisley Park, as part of the Suburban Documentation Project, 1991. Photographer: Christopher C. Faust.

Paisley Park Studios

Home to many historically significant people and places, Carver County's possibly best-known are recording artist Prince and his Paisley Park Studios. Located in what were Chanhassen cornfields, the site was a key location in Minnesota's music industry. In its heyday, it drew artists and musicians from around the world. Though no longer in business, it still draws the eye of travelers along Highway 5 in Chanhassen.

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