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.