lithograph showing farm, houses, and rolling fields

Residence of John M. Bayard, section 26, Mount Pleasant Township, Wabasha County

Residence of John M. Bayard, section 26, Mount Pleasant Township, Wabasha County from An Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Minnesota, 1874.

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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

Hotel Luksenborg 309 Oak Street, Carver, Minnesota. Built in 1852.

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.

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