Saturday, December 17, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: December 17

December 17, 1886 - The Town of Golden Valley, Hennepin County, Minn., was incorporated on this date. What began as a farming community, is today home to General Mills Corporate Headquarters, KARE 11, an NBC affiliate TV station and Allianz Life.,_Minnesota

Upham, Warren; Minnesota Geographic Names, Their Origin and Historic Significance; Minnesota Historical Society (St. Paul, Minn., 1969); pp. 221-222.

Photo taken by Pamela J. Erickson. Released into the public domain Dec. 17, 2016,
as long as acknowledgement included.


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