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WHS October Program

The History of the Minneapolis Workhouse

 at Parkers Lake

Thursday, October 3, 2013

7:00 p..m.

At The Wayzata Community Room 

Join us Thursday, October 3 for our last program of the 2013 year.  We will look at some early history of Parkers Lake and the evolution of the area from a gentlemen's farm, to the Minneapolis Workhouse and the park area that we know today.   We will learn about Jacob B. Gilfillan who owned almost 500 acres in this area and the well known Ben Avon Farm.  This program will be presented along with Gary Schiebe of the Plymouth Historical Society.

As always, we invite you to share your memories of this topic.  Following the program there will be light snacks and time for socializing.