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Shafer

City of Shafer

Shafer is a city in Chisago County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,045 at the 2010 census. The city was named for Jacob Shafer, a pioneer settler.

U.S. Highway 8 serves as a main route for the community.

Geography
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.27 square miles (3.29 km2), all land. The Shafer watertower is the highest vertical point in the county.

Festival
The city holds the Shafer Days celebration in early October.

History
Shafer was founded in the 1850s and named after an early settler, Jacob Shafer. Hay, ginseng, and potatoes were some of the early crops produced. The railroad running from Taylors Falls to the Twin Cities made Shafer a thriving town during the turn of the century. Car dealerships, a creamery, a feed mill, a general store, taverns and cafes made up early Shafer.

References:

“Shafer, Minnesota” │ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shafer,_Minnesota

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