Chaska Historical Marker

    In 1804 a French-Canadian fur trader named Jean Baptiste Faribault established the "Little Rapids Fur Post" on behalf of the Northwest Company along the Minnesota River, a site that would later become the first Catholic mission in Carver County.  Faribault became an American citizen in 1815 after suffering imprisonment and the seizure of all of his property for refusing to enlist in the English Army during the war of 1812.  He died in Faribault, Minnesota on August 20, 1860.  While the town of Faribault was named for his son, Faribault county is named after him.

3526-3558 Chaska Blvd., Chaska, MN 55318