Thursday, May 4, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: May 4

May 4, 1863 – Anton Simons emigrated from Holland and came directly to rural Carver County on this date.1 He was a farmer for many years before moving to Chaska and opening a saloon, second-story hotel and a livery stable for patron use.2 Simon’s Building and Livery Barn were named to the National Registry of Historical Places on Jan. 4, 1980.

1The Weekly Herald; Anton Simon’s Obit; May 24, 1922, p. 1.


Photos taken by Pamela J. Erickson. Released into the public domain May 4, 2017,
as long as acknowledgement included.


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