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Linden Township was one of the first townships created in 1858. The township was named for the many Linden or Basswood trees, especially those around Linden Lake. Linden formally organized in1859 and included Lake Hanska Township until 1870. The first settlers in the township arrived in the summer of 1856 when a number of families traveled from Rock Prairie in Wisconsin to southwest Linden Township. The first commercial enterprises in Linden were the Linden Store and the Linden-Cottonwood Creamery. The creamery was organized as a co-operative Jan. 11, 1894. In 1899 A. M. Brand of Faribault, Minnesota built the Linden store near the creamery.
Jens Harbo Family