Ghost Town education

The third graders of St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Waconia had the opportunity to discover and learn more about the Waconia/Carver County area on Monday, Oct. 22. Heidi Gould from the Carver County Historical Society Museum gave them a tour of the exhibits and presented a program called “Ghost Towns.” The society describes it as the following: “Not all ghost towns are in the Wild West! Whether or not a town survives depends on four main factors: people, transportation, organization, and natural resources. Students learned why some towns survived while others did not, and how civic duty and economic choice played a role in shaping the future of these communities by looking at examples of lost communities right here in Carver County.” The students looked a little silly in their comfy clothes and crazy hair but fun was had by all. Submitted Photo