Guilford Graham Hartley

Guilford Graham Hartley

Canterbury, York County, New Brunswick, Canada
Death 17 Jan 1922 (aged 68)
Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 52748196 · View Source
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Timeline of Human History in Hartley Park

1853 - Guilford Graham Hartley is born in New Brunswick.

1883 - Guilford marries Caroline Woodward in Minneapolis.

1890 - Guilford Hartley purchases 80 acres of land straddling Woodland Ave. in Duluth, Minnesota. The land is cleared for commercial produce and dairy, and becomes the Smaller Allandale Farm.

1900-1911 - Hartley purchases another 700 acres, expanding both produce and dairy capacity, thereby becoming the largest private farm in Duluth (known now as the Greater Allandale Farm).

1913 - Hartley Road and Hartley Pond are constructed, the latter by a man-made dam on Tischer Creek.

1919 - A Farm House and Root Cellar are built at the base of Rock Knob, the remnants of which are some of the only traces of the farm left today.

1922 - Guilford Graham Hartley passes away.

1923 - A change in zoning increases the farm tax load by 20%, resulting in a rapid decline in both profit and interest that will mark the end of the farm.

1931 - Hartley Estate fails to pay taxes and the fields are abandoned.

1941 - The Hartley Land is cleared of buildings and earns park status from the City of Duluth.

1961-1968 - An asphalt Soap Box Derby track is constructed and used until interest declines.

1975-2001 - Various improvements for public enjoyment are made, including cross-country ski trails, vehicle prohibition, and the pond amphitheatre construction.

2003 - August, the new Hartley Nature Center Building officially opens, marking a new era of stewardship and sustainability for the Park and for Duluth.

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  • Added: 23 May 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 52748196
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Guilford Graham Hartley (1 Sep 1853–17 Jan 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 52748196, citing Forest Hill Cemetery, Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by FindingfamilyinMN (contributor 48412062) .