Maple Leaf Creamery

c. 1911

Maple Leaf Store and Blacksmith Shop

c. 1911

Maple Leaf Creamery

c. 1915

Mummah's Store

Built c. 1899

Maple Leaf Creamery and Ice House

c. 1911

Businesses

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Great Northern Railroad Depot

c. 1915

Lee McHugh hauling potatoes to Osseo Market.

Nick Kisch seated on sacks.

Elm Creek Sawmill

c. 1906

Garage - Photo c. 1915

Later converted to a store.

Elm Creek Sawmill

c. 1906

Con Meyer Sawmill

Bredenberg Grocery

Con Meyer Sawmill

Maple Leaf Creamery

Fred Rohe and Oscar Ziebarth

Mummah Store

Scattered throughout Maple Grove were a number of small businesses. There were creameries, sawmills and stores.The township also had three dance halls and two horse racing tracks.

Sawmills were an important part of this rural community. Maple Grove had two that we know of. The first was located on Elm Creek, just north of County Road 30 and run by Dan Hawkins. The second was located just north of 85th Avenue North on Rice Lake and was run by Con Meyer.

There were several general stores in Maple Grove. Grambart’s was located at County Road 30 and State Highway 101. It was built in 1929 or 1930 and purchased years later by Willie Bredenberg. It was then renamed Bredenberg’s Grocery. It was then sold and remodeled into Edie’s Country Store. The building was torn down in 2004.

There were a couple of stores on Territorial Road. There was the Mummah store at the southeast corner of Territorial Road and Ranchview Lane. The building was eventually destroyed by fire. The other store on Territorial Road was west of the Mummah’s store and was once a garage converted into a store. There was another general store, located on the northeast corner of 85th Avenue North and Rice Lake Road; it was torn down sometime in the 1940s.

A train depot, cheese factory and a rail siding completed the commercial center that once existed along Territorial Road, once the most traveled road in Minnesota. The corner of the 85th Avenue North and Rice Lake Road also had several businesses. Along with the Maple Leaf Store, there was the Blacksmith shop and the Maple Leaf Creamery.

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Grambart's Community Store

Built c. 1930

Photo c. 1945

Elm Creek Sawmill, Operated by Dan Hawkins

c. 1906