TwinCities reports the woman who with her husband helped found Landfall, Minnesota’s “premier manufactured housing community”, died May 26 at 82. After WWII she and her husband, James, moved to the property and lived in a mobile home James had built, when it was “just cows and country out there,” she once said. Landfall became Minnesota’s smallest town in 1959 and earned recognition for its MH status. In the early 1990s when the community was set to be developed into a mall or housing development, the Washington County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) bought the city to save its affordable housing. When it was later sold to Landfall HRA, Mrs. Olson discounted the price significantly in order for the financing to go through. MHProNews.com has learned of the current dwellings 284 are factory-built homes. The 2010 census revealed 686 people live in Landfall.
(Photo credit: cityoflandfall–Landfall City Hall