Lamson was located in Meeker County, near County Road #5 and 740th Avenue. The small community had a post office from 1897-1903. This real photo postcard shows the community in its day. The community is believed to have been named after Nathan Lamson who, with his son, killed Chief Little Crow during Minnesota's Dakota Conflict.
Came upon a real photo postcard of Jarretts in Wabasha County. Jarretts was named for a shallow crossing over the Zumbro River. The community was located between Hammond and Millville along County Road 11. A post office operated from 1879 until 1919.
Rhonda is a former history teacher and author of four books in the Minnesota's Lost Towns series. Wisconsin's Lost Towns will be out in Spring 2017