Join the Northfield Historical Society on July 21st as we welcome the Executive Director of Duluth, Minnesota’s Glensheen Mansion, Dan Hartman who will present “Chester Congdon & The Forgotten Era Of Minnesota History.”
Chester Congdon was involved in everything and has had a significant impact on Minnesota history. From the way our senator districts are arranged statewide to the Tonnage Tax fight which consumed the entire state and almost divided it into two. He was instrumental in creating the North Shore Drive, which today is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Minnesota.
More importantly Mr. Congdon should be known for his involvement in the creation of the largest US Corporation in history at the time. A company whose creation created the wealthiest man in the world.
The program will be held at the Northfield Historical Society and start at 6:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public and we will have light refreshments.