Photograph of Charles Klein, seated.

Charles Klein

Photograph of Charles Klein in the late 1950s or early 1960s, not long before his death.

KleinBank

KleinBank is the largest family-owned state bank in Minnesota, with assets worth over $1.4 billion in 2012. There are nineteen locations throughout Minnesota, including Buffalo, Chanhassen, Cologne, Coon Rapids, Maple Grove, Norwood Young America, Otsego, St. Bonifacius, and Victoria.

Dormitory at Coney Island Hotel

Dormitory at Coney Island Hotel

This image shows the second hotel building, which later became the boarding house, or dormitory, for hotel staff.
Rights held by the CCHS.

Cottages at Coney Island Hotel

Cottages at Coney Island Hotel

This image shows some of the many cottages built as part of the resort, to be rented out by guests.
Rights held by the CCHS.

Main Building of Coney Island

Main Building of Coney Island

This shows the original hotel building, which also sometimes served as a private residence to the hotel and resort owners.
Rights held by the CCHS.

Coney Island of the West, 1884–1960

The history of Coney Island as a resort begins when Josephine Hassenstab sold the 31.85-acre island to Lambert Naegele in March, 1884, for $5,200. While Waconia already had several hotels such as the North Star, Lake House, and the Sherman House, the Coney Island Hotel and its resort became the most popular of all of Waconia's hotels and contributed to the town's status as a favorite summer resort.

A watercolor image image of the front of the Carver County Historical Society building. 2008. Rights held by the CCHS.

A watercolor image image of the front of the Carver County Historical Society building

A watercolor image image of the front of the Carver County Historical Society building, 2008.

Bongards Aerial View

Bongards Aerial View

An aerial view of Bongards' Creamery located in Carver County, Minnesota.
Rights held by Bongards' Creameries.

Bongards' Creameries

Bongards' Creameries

Long single story building with two story building in the background. Right edge has smokestack also one in center of image. Cars visible around two story building. Far left edge has two more single story buildings. Foreground is a field.
Rights held by the CCHS.

Bongards' Creameries

Bongards' Creameries began as a small local creamery, helping farmers to process their milk. Since its beginning in 1908, it has grown to include satellite factories in Perham and Humboldt, Tennessee. It has also increased its range of products to include cheese and whey. In the twenty-first century, Bongards' Creameries is among the largest cheese-making plants in the world.

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