Exploring a Carver County ghost town: San Francisco, Minn.

In June 1868, Civil War hero, Army surgeon, and one-term Rep. A.A. “Doc” Ames — who would later become one of the most corrupt mayors in Minneapolis history — relocated from Minnesota to Northern California to try his hand in the newspaper business. In his first month in town, he sent the following dispatch back Read more about Exploring a Carver County ghost town: San Francisco, Minn.[…]