Gertie the Goose
Daybreak at Riverside Park’s Gertie the Goose Statue, Photo by Lori Wengert
A Brief History of Goosetown

The section of New Ulm east of the railroad tracks, paralleling the Minnesota River, has been referred to as Goosetown within all living resident’s memory. Two hallway walls of the Center are dedicated to this special area, its colorful history, unusual characters, events and lore. Longtime family histories from this unique neighborhood are part of an ongoing search to adorn these walls. Much of New Ulm’s great musical past has connections to this special section of the city. Goosetowns proximity to the Minnesota River makes it a natural wellspring of information pertaining to the Center’s mission of advancing environmental education and outdoor experiences.


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last updated 12-31-2015 by Bold Initiatives