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Who was Jonathan Carver?

As I was riding my bike along Jonathan Carver Parkway I started to wonder who was Jonathan Carver and why did they name this road after him? “Jonathan Carver Parkway” goes North from Jordan, MN through Carver, MN up to the newly expanded Highway 212 and to the new Fleet Farm Store. The first report I ever had to do for school was on George Washington Carver – was he related?  Turns out he was an explorer and map maker and was in the same area I was riding my bike in almost 250 years ago. Continue reading Who was Jonathan Carver?