Aerial view, Carver

Aerial view, Carver

Aerial View of Carver, 1969. Photograph by Vincent H. Mart.

Woods, one-half mile southeast of Norwood

Woods, one-half mile southeast of Norwood

Woods in Carver County, c.1915.

Standard map of Carver County, Minnesota. St. Paul : Minnesota Map Publishing Co., 1913.

Standard map of Carver County, Minnesota. St. Paul : Minnesota Map Publishing Co., 1913

Map of Carver County, 1913. Map by the Minnesota Map Publishing Company.

Carver County

Carver County, founded in 1855, is home to the Minnesota and Crow Rivers, along with 125 lakes. Located southwest of the Twin Cities, it is part of the seven-county metro area.

Cleansers wash off the soybean oil and fuel oil, but also remove the ducks' natural oil which keeps them buoyant in water. A few ducks got away from their rescuers after being cleaned, and drowned quickly after reaching the water. The ducks must be kept in captivity until summer, when they will molt and develop new feathers.

Cleansers wash off the soybean oil and fuel oil, but also remove the ducks' natural oil which keeps them buoyant in water.

Cleansers wash off the soybean oil and fuel oil, but also remove the ducks' natural oil which keeps them buoyant in water. A few ducks got away from their rescuers after being cleaned, and drowned quickly after reaching the water. The ducks must be kept in captivity until summer, when they will molt and develop new feathers.

Image from the Hastings Gazette Weekly, April 4, 1963, p. 2. Digitized with permission from the Hastings Star Gazette.

Volunteers Answer "Bird" Call - Newspaper photograph of a man washing off a duck

Volunteers Answer "Bird" Call

"Volunteers Answer 'Bird' Call," image from the Hastings Gazette Weekly, April 11, 1963, p. 3. Digitized with permission from the Hastings Star Gazette.

Mississippi River Oil Spill, 1962–1963

In 1962 and 1963, industrial accidents spilled 3.5 million gallons of oil into the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers. The oil covered the Mississippi River from St. Paul to Lake Pepin, creating an ecological disaster and a demand to control water pollution.

Dam, Coon Rapids.

Dam, Coon Rapids.

Coon Rapids Dam, 1920.

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