Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Workday Wednesday: Luxembourgers in Bellechester, Minnesota

   Bellechester, Minnesota was first settled by Luxembourgers in the 1840s and, even today, retains the original agricultural character. Around one hundred sixty families called the community and the surrounding county home. A history posted on the Luxembourg-American Cultural Society website suggests that many may have become dairy farmers. While some likely took on other occupations in the community, their footprint in the history books was small. Bellechester appears to have been primarily a Luxembourger farming community.

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