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By Melvin Aanerud,The Ham Lake Chamber of Commerce

Ham Lake is a six-mile-by-six-mile township as prescribed within the Northwest Territories Act of 1787. one of many area’s significant lakes appears precisely like a slice of ham, with an island because the ham bone, hence the identify. In 1856, a city named Glen Carey, Scottish for “Beautiful Valley,” was once shaped southwest of the lake. Seven or 8 houses have been outfitted, yet a prairie fireplace burned them out. In 1866, Mads Gilbertson, a local of Norway, was once the 1st everlasting settler; different Scandinavians undefined. Early settlers discovered the soil well matched for farming and built church buildings, faculties, and advertisement facilities. Farmers raised pigs, turkeys, farm animals, and horses, besides corn, wheat, potatoes, and different fruits and vegetables. Ham Lake turned the sod-producing capital of Minnesota. ultimately, town subdivided these farms and grew housing developments—the such a lot ecocnomic crop yet.

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