Neighborhoods of Duluth: Hunter’s Park, Hartley Field, Duluth, Minnesota

Hunter’s Park; Hartley Field; lettuce crop; Duluth property of Canadian born Gilford Graham Hartley (1853-1922); agriculture was only one of many Hartley interests; the Allendale Farm at Woodland in Duluth began in 1890 with 80 acres and in twenty years was about 800 acres; this 80 acre piece was cleared and drained to raise head lettuce, spinach and celery; in 1911 Hartley reaped more than $9,000 profit from four acres of lettuce; Hartley Road was developed in 1913 linking the land to Woodland Avenue and Arrowhead Road; the land pictured is part of the hundreds of acres comprising Hartley Field or Hartley Park where a nature center was constructed in 2002; the Hartley Park was conceived in 1941

~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections

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