City of Rockford: A Brief History

Realtor David Olson Client Review

The history of Rockford, Minnesota dates back to 1855. In Illinois, two men, George Ames and Joel Florida, read about the spectacular land in Minnesota. They came to the area by way of the Mississippi River. Eventually, they settled in the area known today as Rockford. Once there, they met a man who had already […]

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City of Osseo: A Brief History

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The City of Osseo, Minnesota is located in the northeastern part of Hennepin County. Initially, Osseo was under the government townships of Brooklyn Park and Maple Grove. In the Spring of 1875,  Osseo was incorporated as its own city. “This is Paradise,” Pierre Bottineau exclaimed, he took a look at the beautiful prairie and woods […]

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City of Medicine Lake: A Brief History

Realtor David Olson Client Review

The name Medicine Lake came from the Native American word “Mdewakan”, meaning “Lake of the Spirit.” The reason the lake was called “Lake of the Spirit” was because the tribe had evidently lost one of its most famous warriors when his canoe capsized in the lake and his body was never found. However, the Indians […]

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City of Savage: A Brief History

Realtor David Olson Client Review

Although Savage is not the largest suburb in the state of Minnesota, its historical roots go deeper than many other cities in the area. Much of the city’s history is found in agriculture, however, its true beginnings rest in the Minnesota and Credit Rivers. These rivers provided access to larger communities, therefore, the early settlers […]

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City of Maple Plain: A Brief History

Realtor David Olson Client Review

At one point, the area of Maple Plain, Minnesota was comprised of nothing more than woods, lakes, streams, and the occasional open space. The only inhabitants were the Dakota Indians, and they made use of the woods and water by providing themselves with plenty of game. However, all of this changed as a result of […]

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City of Loretto: A Brief History

Realtor David Olson Client Review

At one point, the area of Loretto, Minnesota was comprised of nothing more than woods, lakes, streams, and the occasional open space. The only inhabitants were the Dakota Indians, and they made use of the woods and water by providing themselves with plenty of game. However, all of this changed as a result of the […]

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City of Independence: A Brief History

Realtor David Olson Client Review

At one point, the area of Independence, Minnesota was comprised of nothing more than woods, lakes, streams, and the occasional open space. The only inhabitants were the Dakota Indians, and they made use of the woods and water by providing themselves with plenty of game. However, all of this changed as a result of the […]

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City of Medina: A Brief History

Realtor David Olson Client Review

At one point, the area of Medina, Minnesota was comprised of nothing more than woods, lakes, streams, and the occasional open space. The only inhabitants were the Dakota Indians, and they made use of the woods and water by providing themselves with plenty of game. However, all of this changed as a result of the […]

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City of Hopkins: A Brief History

Realtor David Olson Client Review

In 1852, Hopkins, Minnesota was settled by its first European pioneers. However, the true beginning of Hopkins did not start until 35 years later when the Minneapolis Threshing Machine Company was built and provided employment for almost all of the residents. Workers moved to the area just to find employment at this company, and the […]

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City of Richfield: A Brief History

Realtor David Olson Client Review

Richfield, Minnesota is the perfect example of a city that came a long way from being a rural area to a suburban city. Before there was any substantial residential development, the community of Richfield was an area that was completely dominated by farmland. In 1908, Richfield officially became an incorporated city. However, despite not being a […]

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City Of New Hope: A Brief History

Realtor David Olson Client Review

New Hope, Minnesota was mainly an agricultural community in the early 1900’s. Most of the locals lived off of their grown goods and sold the rest to the nearby city of Minneapolis. The area was originally part of the crystal Lake Township, along with several other cities such as Crystal and Robbinsdale. Eventually, Minneapolis became […]

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City of Robbinsdale: A Brief History

Realtor David Olson Client Review

The city of Robbinsdale, Minnesota started out as just a small township called Crystal Bay. The first claim was filed by John C. Bohanon. This took place shortly after the Minnesota Territorial Legislative Assembly created Hennepin County in 1852. Known as Parker’s Station, a small community began to grow around Bohanon’s home. The township was […]

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City of Carver’s History

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Carver Minnesota’s history started as a major transportation center from the 1850s through the 1870s, because of the natural navigational barrier for river traffic. During this period, the city was an important shipping center and supplier for much of the county.  Due to its attractive location on the Minnesota River, trading posts were established on the […]

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