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Sunday, April 1, 2012

History: Matawan, Minnesota

Matawan, MN rail station (Minn RR Stations Past & Present)

Did you know that there was a Matawan in Minnesota? It was an unincorporated village in Byron Township in Waseca County. According to Wikimapia, Matawan had a post office from 1907 to 1972 and a Chicago, Milwaukee and St Paul Railroad station from 1907 to 1979.

Byron Township has renovated its town hall in Matawan and hopes it will be placed on the National Historic Registry, according to The Star Eagle. Byron Township was granted $30,000 back in 2006 to preserve the Matawan School, according to the Minnesota Historical Society.

Harvey Crumb, who died at age 98 in 2010, was born and raised on the Century Farm near Matawan, according to his obituary. He attended the Matawan School, then operated the family farm and delivered mail. In 1990, he and his wife moved into the city.

Mike Zabawa, a 24 year old hog farmer arrested in 2007 for 2 murders in Waseca County, was a resident of Matawan, according to The Mankato Free Press.

Matawan Grain and Feed is in Waldorf, MN.

St Olaf Lake Park is in Matawan.


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