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Aerial View of Carver, 1969. Photograph by Vincent H. Mart.
Woods in Carver County, c.1915.
Map of Carver County, 1913. Map by the Minnesota Map Publishing Company.
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 colonist's reception house, Glyndon, Minnesota, 1876.
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.
Minneapolis manhole and sewer work crew, c.1905.
Workers expanding the Minneapolis storm sewer, c.1890.
Pumping Station Number 3, c.1898.
The East Side Pumping Station was built on Hennepin Island in c.1885.
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