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.

Corner Second Avenue and Pine Street, showing where buildings have been removed, Hibbing.

Corner Second Avenue and Pine Street, showing where buildings have been removed, Hibbing.

A photograph of a street in Hibbing showing vacant lots where houses had already been removed, 1920.

Oliver Iron Mining Company Clubhouse being moved, Hibbing

Oliver Iron Mining Company Clubhouse being moved, Hibbing

Moving the Oliver Mining Company Clubhouse, 1920. This structure was so large that it had to be cut into two pieces to make the move.

Moving old Village Market to Bennett Park, Hibbing.

Moving old Village Market to Bennett Park, Hibbing.

Moving the old village market, 1919.

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