The Remarkable Men of Garden City


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By E. Winston Grundmeier

Discover how 10 boys from the small town of Garden City, Minnesota became remarkable men of industry, wealth, and prestige.

The late 19th Century was a golden age; the beginnings of American Industry. We’ve heard about the great captains of industry like Rockefeller, Vanderbilt and Carnegie, but Southern Minnesota had its own crop of captains. The village of Garden City, Minnesota, population of 400 in 1900, was home to ten gifted, ambitious and remarkable men that went on to be significant contributors to modern day industry giants like Piper Jaffray, Archer Daniels Midland and GlaxoSmithKline.

9 in stock



The ten remarkable men of Garden City are:
Henry S. Wellcome – Pharmaceutical chemist and owner of one of the world’s largest drug firms.
George M. Palmer – Mankato miller and banker.
Carlos Boynton – St. Paul capitalist and land dealer.
George F. Piper – Minneapolis capitalist and investment operator.
Eli S. Warner – St. Paul financier, printing industry and political leader
Amos S. Warner – Duluth real estate business man and legislator.
Ellsworth C. Warner – Minneapolis linseed oil miller and financier/capitalist.
Chelsea Rockwood – Minneapolis judge.
Adoniram Judson Rockwood – Wealthy farmer and legislator in Idaho.
Florado H. Wellcome – Head of a large chain of banks and president of the Union Investment Company.

ISBN: 978-0-9790885-5-1
Published by: Blue Earth County Historical Society
Format: Paperback, 18 B&W images, 49 pages, 6 x 9


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