Ralph Stoppel Farmstead
The Ralph Stoppel Farmstead was originally claimed by Francis Joseph Stoppel in 1856. The farm was divided between his sons Henry and Charles. Charles built a farmhouse on his part of the property in 1892. Ralph Stoppel, Charles' son took over the farm and lived there for much of his life. The farm was sold to the Olmsted County Historical Society in 1972.
This farmstead has a mixture of original buildings and recreated buildings. The farmhouse burned in 1992, one hundred years after it was built by Charles Stoppel.
The Ralph Stoppel Farm is also the home of the
Mechanical History Round Table. This group plans the annual “Days of Yesteryear” event on the second weekend in August.
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