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.

Northern Pacific Railroad' s colonists reception house, Glyndon.

Northern Pacific Railroad' s colonists reception house, Glyndon.

Northern Pacific Railroad's colonist's reception house, Glyndon, Minnesota, 1876.

The Yeovil Colony

In 1873, George Rodgers led immigrants from southwest England to establish the Yeovil Colony in the Red River Valley on land purchased from the Northern Pacific Railroad. Despite high hopes, the settlement of New Yeovil crumbled soon after it began.

Sewer crew at work, Minneapolis.

Sewer crew at work, Minneapolis

Minneapolis manhole and sewer work crew, c.1905.

Minneapolis sewer system under construction.

Minneapolis sewer system under construction

Workers expanding the Minneapolis storm sewer, c.1890.

Pumping Station number three, Minneapolis.

Pumping Station number three, Minneapolis

Pumping Station Number 3, c.1898.

East side pumping station, Minneapolis.

East side pumping station, Minneapolis

The East Side Pumping Station was built on Hennepin Island in c.1885.

Establishment of the Minneapolis Waterworks, 1867–1910

In 1871 Minneapolis built the first public waterworks in Minnesota to pump water from the Mississippi River. The city's attempts to provide clean, safe water led to decades of efforts to improve and expand the waterworks.

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