Our Town’s Story: Maple Grove
Take a trip back through time and learn about the wonderful city of Maple Grove, Minnesota. This 34 minute presentation is filled with stories about life in what is now Maple Grove from the periods of the first settlers to the growth as a city. In mid-2017 production started on Our Town’s Story – Maple Grove. Work on the program was completed by CCX Media with the help of The Maple Grove Historical Preservation Society.
The story of Maple Grove’s history is told in the words of a wonderful mix of people well connected to the city. Interviewees include Maple Grove Historical Preservation Society Members Al Madsen, Joyce Deanne, Caroline Schaefer, Roger McHugh, Virginia Hoppenrath, current Mayor Mark Steffenson, Former District 279 School Board Member Patience Gall, Former Maple Grove Parks and Recreation Director Terry Just, and Tiller Corporation Owner Gary Sauer.
The video includes sections on the early settling of the area now known as Maple Grove, early industry and activities in the area, the start of village and city development, the growth of schools in the area, the significance of the gravel mining in the area, and present day development and future planning. To find out more about the history of Maple Grove visit The Maple Grove Historical Preservation Society website – www.maplegrovemnhistory.org