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  • For most of its existence, Eden Prairie has been a slow-growing, pastoral village on the far southwestern fringes of the Minneapolis-St. PaulTwin Cities area. Between 1880 and 1960, Eden Prairie’s population grew by only 1,300 people, from 739 to 2,000. Native Americans in the United StatesNative Americans were the first to live in the area. In 1851, a treaty opened land west of the Mississippi River to settlement allowing pioneers to settle in what is now Eden Prairie. The town board of Eden Prairie held its first meeting in a log school house on May 11, 1858, the same day Minnesota became a state. However, Eden Prairie's farming community grew slowly over the years. Flying Cloud Airport was the first sign of big development in 1946. The 1960s and 1970s were decades of growth for the City's parks and recreation system. In the mid-1970s70's, the community earned a higher profile with the addition of Interstate 494 and the Eden Prairie Center MallEden Prairie Shopping Center. Eden Prairie became a Village in 1962 and a Statutory City in 1974. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eden_Prairie%2C_Minnesota

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