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P. O. Box 3793
Minneapolis MN 55403

Our Native Plant Reserve

This document reviews history of the Garden and adds a few details not found elsewhere, such as the location of the dam Eloise Butler had build and what is meant by the "tarvia road" that she frequently referred to in her planting notes. This footpath currently lays just outside and parallel to the Garden's back fence and the water leaving the Garden wetland passes under it.

Jepson history page 1Jepsom history page 2

Document: Our Native Plant Reserve, by Mrs. John. H. Jepson. Archives of the Minneapolis Park Board, From the Martha Crone Collection, Minnesota Historical Society. This document was probably written based on material that Eloise Butler had written earlier. It is published in June 1933, following the death of Eloise Butler, in the magazine The Minnesota Clubwoman, a publication of The Minnesota Federation of Women's Clubs. The author's husband was a Parks Commissioner at the time of Eloise Butlers death.