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A Unique Study of Land Ownership

Watch as the Vernon Township Farm Ownership Maps project unfolds. Former Dodge County resident Ivan Otterness has created a series of maps that show how land in the township has been passed down over generations.

 

Historic Photograph of Kasson in 1868

Village of Kasson, Minnesota three years after its foundation

Village of Kasson, Minnesota three years after its foundation

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This is the earliest photographic image of the town of Kasson, Minnesota that I know of. It was taken just three years after the village sprang up, following the 1865 arrival of the Winona & St. Peter Railroad.

(From the collection of Kevin Bjornson, who has generously allowed the photo to be published here. Do not publish it without his permission. Details about the photo’s content will be added.)

Panoramic Illustration of Kasson in 1880

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(From a copy of a lithograph produced in 1880 by Beck and Pauli of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.)

 A translation of Nils Kolkin’s history of the community has now been added to this site. To read it, click on the link below: