NHS 40th logoThis year NHS is celebrating it’s 40th Anniversary. For the next 40 weeks we will unveil 40 interesting Northfield history facts. All of them were pulled for the Northfield News. Some are of major events and some are just fun! We hope you enjoy this series and remember you make history happen every day!

Carleton College purchased a stretch of prairieland in mid-July 1968 that would eventually become known as its Arboretum. Professor Paul Jensen spoke to the Northfield News of the pressing need to preserve the prairie vegetation.