Norelius, Eric (1833–1916)

Eric Norelius traveled to the Minnesota territorial town of Red Wing in 1855. He planned to meet with groups of immigrant Swedes looking for a Lutheran minister to lead them. The twenty-one year-old churchman thus began a six-decade ministry that served the state's Swedish Lutheran population.

Portrait of Captain Jonathan Carver, an early explorer in the area that later became Carver County

Captain Jonathan Carver

Portrait of Jonathan Carver, who was an early explorer of the area that later became Carver County.

Aerial View, Chaska

Aerial View, Chaska

Aerial View of Chaska, 1988

Aerial View, Waconia

Aerial View, Waconia

Aerial View of Waconia, 1981

Aerial View, Chanhassen

Aerial View, Chanhassen

Aerial View of Chanhassen, 1981

Aerial view, Carver

Aerial view, Carver

Aerial View of Carver, 1969

Woods, one-half mile southeast of Norwood

Woods, one-half mile southeast of Norwood

Woods in Carver County, c.1915

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.

Image depicting the 1876 Chaska brick Wendelin and Julianna Grimm house, showing 1924 Grimm alfalfa marker in foreground, 2004.

1876 Chaska brick Wendelin and Julianna Grimm house, showing 1924 Grimm alfalfa marker in foreground

Image depicting the 1876 Chaska brick Wendelin and Julianna Grimm house, showing 1924 Grimm alfalfa marker in foreground, 2004.

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