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Forestville is a ghost town in southern Minnesota. It began as a pioneer settlement in the 1850s and was a thriving community. In 1868, the railroad came to the area, but it bypassed Forestville. Residents began moving to more prosperous communities and Forestville gradually declined. By 1899, the population was down to 55 people. The last business closed its doors in 1910. Today the town is part of Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park. During the summer, costumed interpreters recreate life as it was in 1899.
 

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