Dakota County Historical Society
To preserve, interpret and promote the history of Dakota County.

 

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Thirty-five commercial buildings, built between 1860-1900, stand in this district, giving testimony to Hastings’ past as an upper Mississippi commercial center. Unlike many urban areas in other...
Location: 707 East First StreetThe Hastings Foundry/Star Iron Works, a long, low stone building, is a survivor from a time when industries lined the Hastings river front. Except for the removal of a...
Location: Willow StreetHenry Sibley viewed the Mendota area for the first time in 1834 when he was a 23 year old clerk for the American Fur Company: “When I reached the brink of the hill overlooking...
The Norwegian community in Eureka Township established Highview Christiania Church as early as 1854. The congregation split and one faction built a nearly identical church kitty-corner from the...
Location: Dakota County Fair Grounds, County Highway 74 (building razed, but dome is preserved)It was suggested in 1935 that “No institution, perhaps, has exerted greater influence upon American...

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