MNOPEDIA Story – Sweetman Catholic Colony

MNOPEDIA Story – Sweetman Catholic Colony


Check out the following link on Mnopedia – A great source of information about significant people, places, events and things in Minnesota history.   These specific link shared below features Murray County History with a link Currie!

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Sweetman Catholic Colony

In 1881, John Sweetman brought forty-three immigrant families to farms near Currie and established the Sweetman Catholic Colony. Another nineteen families joined the colony in 1882, but two unseasonably wet growing seasons made farming difficult. By the end of 1882, half of the colonists had abandoned their farms and left the colony.  Click on the photo or on the links to read the full story.