Photograph of an 1860 structure in Carver Minnesota

Springside, Greek-Revival-Federal

Springside, Greek-Revival-Federal at 113 Fourth Street West, Carver, Minnesota. Built in c.1860.

photograph of an 1870s hardware store in Carver, Minnesota

Hebeisen Hardware

Hebeisen Hardware 109 Third Street East, Carver, Minnesota. Built c.1870.

Photograph of a 1925 Mobile gas station in Carver Minnesota

Mobile Gas Station

Mobile Gas Station at 200 Broadway, Carver, Minnesota. Built in 1925.

Contemporary photograph of an 1856 structure in Carver Minnesota

Gables

Gables at 201 Fourth Street East, Carver, Minnesota. Built in 1856.

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, c.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

Ghost Towns of Carver County

Ghost towns convey a certain image, thanks to popular culture. Despite this portrayal, ghost towns are simply former towns, places settled and then abandoned for a variety of reasons. Every state in the United States has them and they are part of the history of a region, including Carver County.

Sean Kershaw

Sean Kershaw

Sean Kershaw is the current Citizens League executive director and has held the office since 2003

Ted Kolderie

Ted Kolderie

Ted Kolderie, Citizens League executive director from 1967 to 1980

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