Hennepin County History

 

THE PRESBYTERIANS IN WESTERN HENNEPIN COUNTY.  An article written for the Hennepin County  County History Magazine.  Transcribed with permission from the HCHS.  Article written by Avery Stubbs regarding the history of the Presbyterian churches in Long Lake and Maple Plain with a list of early members of the congregations. 

 

HISTORY OF HENNEPIN COUNTY, PAGES 274-283, for Hennepin County has been transcribed from the "History of the Minnesota Valley, including the Explorers and pioneers of Minnesota.  Minneapolis: North Star Pub. Co., 1882, 1021 pgs."  Chapters for Hennepin County include -
                      Organization***Early Settlement ***Townships Organized***Biographical
 
                                      
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES START ON PAGE 7.
 

 

REFERENCES TO THE PATENTEES OF SOME OF THE EARLY LAND HOLDERS OF WHAT IS NOW PART OF MINNEAPOLIS. CLICK HERE

 

Panoramic Maps- 1847-1929. The panoramic map was a popular cartographic form used to depict U.S. and Canadian cities and towns during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Known also as bird's-eye views, perspective maps, and aero views, panoramic maps are no photographic representations of cities portrayed as if viewed from above at an oblique angle. Although not generally drawn to scale, they show street patterns, individual buildings, and major landscape features in perspective. VIEW MAPS OF EARLY HENNEPIN COUNTY as well as other towns & cities in the US. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/pmhtml/panhome.html

 

HENNEPIN HISTORY MUSEUM

 

MINNEAPOLIS PHOTOS- by Lileks.
Some wonderful photos and postcards of Minneapolis past.
http://www.lileks.com/mpls/

 

ANTIQUE POSTCARDS FROM MINNEAPOLIS, MN. Presented by Philippe WEIBEL.
http://perso.wanadoo.fr/philippe.weibel/usacards.htm

 

MORE OLD MINNEAPOLIS POSTCARDS http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Lake/1916/

 

LAKE MINNETONKA HISTORY - From the days when Dakota Indians inhabited her shores, leaving behind ancient burial mounds which are still visible today, to the era of the steam locomotive and the paddle wheeler when grand Victorian hotels and amusement parks stood proudly on her banks, there has always been something alluring about this enchanted body of water. 
Lake Minnetonka History

 

"HISTORY OF HENNEPIN COUNTY AND CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS 1881"
The following site is a great resource for anyone researching Minneapolis and Hennepin county ancestors! It contains biographies from "History of Hennepin County and the City of Minneapolis". Written in 1881. If your ancestors were here before 1881, you'll want to check this out!!

http://www.pressenter.com/~gregboe/County%20Biography/Hennepin-County-1881.htm

 

AREAS IN HENNEPIN COUNTY LISTED ON THE "NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES".
http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/MN/Hennepin/vacant.html

 

"BOOK OF REMEMBRANCES"
An interesting article appeared in the Minneapolis Star Tribune on May 20, 2002 regarding one of the older churches in Minneapolis, the Westminister Presbyterian Church, located at 1200 Marguette Avenue. This church has been in existence for 150 years. Here is the article:

Late in the year 2000, while searching Westminster's Archives, senior pastor Timothy Hart-Anderson found a dusty old scrapbook titled "Book of Remembrances, Class No. 1. Compiled by ten boys ages 10-12, and inspired by their teacher Andrew Benton, the book is filled with photos, information about the boys, inspiring quotes from notable regional and national figures, and messages to future students. Click on one of the links below to explore the Book of Remembrance and read the legacy left by ten boys.
http://www.ewestminster.org/

 

NOTE: THE LINK TO THE ARTICLE APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM WESTMINSTER'S SITE.  HOWEVER, IT MAY BE POSSIBLE TO CONTACT THE CHURCH TO INQUIRE ABOUT THE DIARIES, OR YOU CAN SEARCH THE MINNEAPOLIS TRIBUNE'S ARCHIVES FOR THE ARTICLE AT  http://www.startribune.com/

 

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