From the archives: Steamboats, Big Island, Cottagewood, sailing and more.
Wednesday, February 27
Follow Lake Minnetonka Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter All stories linked in this post were authored by Stephanie Larsen and appeared as part of her "Time Capsule" series. Just a few samples: The Evolution of Big Island on Lake Minnetonka: In the early 1880s, the Dakota inhabited Big Island on Lake Minnetonka. The 273-acre island was discovered by settlers in 1852. Judge Bradley B. Meeker, the namesake of Meeker County, squatted on Big Island in 1852. In 1856, brothers W.B. and John Morse purchased Big Island. The Cottagewood General Store: A Tradition Since 1895: In 1876, Cottagewood in Deephaven was platted by Susan and Samuel Gale. Gale was a Minneapolis real estate agent and civic leader. Today…
Museum of Lake Minnetonka announces details of its 2013 Membership Drive.
The Museum of Lake Minnetonka announced today the start of their annual membership drive. With four different membership levels for individuals and businesses, as well as more than seven levels of sponsorship, this year’s membership drive provides opportunities for all of the Minnehaha’s riders, fans and supporters to get involved in the upcoming cruise season. Regardless of membership or sponsorship level, all active museum members are invited to the upcoming Annual Members Meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at the Southshore Community Center in Shorewood. A tentative agenda includes covering the museum’s current initiatives, review of the previous season, plans for the future and a meet and greet session for the Minnehaha’s …