Nobles County
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Located in the southwestern corner of Minnesota, Nobles County was first established in 1857. However, a financial panic and concerns about Indian conflicts delayed the area’s settlement until the 1870s. Railroad companies had only recently expanded their rail networks to this part of the state. Meanwhile, hundreds of people, including many Civil War veterans, began migrating to the region to make their homestead claims. They were attracted to these virgin prairies by the allure of plentiful land and fertile soil. Other new settlers chose to reside in one of the many small towns that had sprung up around the railroad depots, offering business services and community support to townspeople and the growing farm population. Though there have been changes over time in how people work the land, farming and agriculture-related industries continue to be the major driving forces of the county’s economy.
Arcadia Publishing
: 9781467124881
: Arcadia Publishing
: 05/22/2017
: Minnesota
: Images of America
: 225 Black And White
: 128
: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
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Relying on photographs from the archives of the Nobles County Historical Society (NCHS), as well as a few loaned by local residents, the NCHS Publications Committee has narrated select images that capture special moments in the history of the county and the lives of its residents.
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