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Portrait of Jonathan Carver, who was an early explorer of the area that later became Carver County.
Aerial View of Chaska, 1988. Photograph by Vincent H. Mart.
Aerial View of Waconia, 1981. Photograph by Vincent H. Mart.
Aerial View of Chanhassen, 1981. Photograph by Vincent H. Mart.
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.
Image depicting the 1876 Chaska brick Wendelin and Julianna Grimm house, showing 1924 Grimm alfalfa marker in foreground, 2004.
A.B. Lyman transports Grimm alfalfa seeds from his farm, Alfalfadale, near Chanhassen, c.1902–1910.
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