Minneapolis, Minn.

View of Minneapolis from An Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Minnesota, 1874.

An Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Minnesota, 1874

When Alfred T. Andreas chose Minnesota as the subject for his new atlas, the state was only fifteen years old. Andreas's publication of An Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Minnesota changed the way state atlases were written, illustrated, and distributed. The atlas also put the social and cultural landscape of early Minnesota literally on the map.

Hotel Luksenborg 1852

309 Oak Street, Carver, Minnesota

Photograph of an 1860 structure in Carver Minnesota

Springside, Greek-Revival-Federal c.1860

113 Fourth Street West, Carver, Minnesota

photograph of an 1870s hardware store in Carver, Minnesota

Hebeisen Hardware, c.1870

109 Third Street East, Carver, Minnesota

Photograph of a 1925 Mobile gas station in Carver Minnesota

1925 Mobile Gas Station

200 Broadway, Carver, Minnesota

Contemporary photograph of an 1856 structure in Carver Minnesota

1856 Gables

201 Fourth Street East, Carver, Minnesota

Carver Historic District

The city of Carver has a long and rich history as one of the earliest communities in Carver County. Located on the Minnesota River, it was often the first place immigrants to Carver County visited. From there, they spread out to other towns and farms.

1878 Photograph showing the Helvetia General Store as well as members of the owner's family and other community members

Helvetia General Store

Helvetia General Store, operated by Reinhold Zeglin. Photo shows Zeglin family and various community members, taken about 1878.

a map graphic indicating the locations of ghost towns, as well as existing towns, within the boundaries of Carver County

Carver County Ghost Towns map

Carver County Ghost Towns map

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