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History of Chaska, Minnesota, USA

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Chaska, Minnesota, USA

Chaska, Carver, MN, USA

In 1776, Jonathan Carver explored the lands along the Minnesota River and chronicled his journeys. French Canadian fur traders traveled the waterways, trading with the Dakota in the early 19th century. During this time, Jean-Baptiste Faribault established a trading post in Chaska.

In 1851, the Treaty of Traverse des Sioux officially opened Little Rapids, as Chaska was then known, to settlement. Soon after, speculators moved into the new territory. Among the earliest was Thomas Andrew Holmes who, in August 1851, claimed a 20-acre (81,000 m2) clearing as the Chaska townsite.

The name "Chaska" is derived from a Dakota word often given as a name to the first born male child.

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  • News 1868 - Two women living near Chaska, Minn., died on the 29th ult., from the effect of poison received while killing potato bugs.
    One at her dinner without washing her hands after killing the vermin, and died in most terrible agony. The other received venom through sores in her...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Chaska
    Chas'ka, a post-town, capital of Carver co, Minn., is in Chaska township, on the north bank of the Minnesota River, and on the Minneapolis & St....Read MORE...


  • Chaska, Minnesota, USA
    High School
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  • 1916
    Chaska, a banking city, capital of Carver co., Minn., on the north bank of the Minnesota River and on the Minneapolis and St. Louis and the Chicago,...Read MORE...


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    Park Scene - Chaska, Minn.
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  • Chaska, Minnesota, USA
    Happie's Idle Hour Lunches and Beer
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Happie's Idle Hour Lunches and Beer
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  • News  1868 - Two women living near Chaska, Minn., died on the 29th ult., from the effect of poison received while killing potato bugs.
    One at her dinner without washing her hands after killing the vermin, and died in most terrible agony. The other received venom through sores in her... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Chaska
    Chas'ka, a post-town, capital of Carver co, Minn., is in Chaska township, on the north bank of the Minnesota River, and on the Minneapolis & St.... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Chaska, a banking city, capital of Carver co., Minn., on the north bank of the Minnesota River and on the Minneapolis and St. Louis and the Chicago,... Read MORE...

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