• The land that Roseville stands on was originally home to the Dakota and Ojibway. The first white settlers came in 1843, and the Native Americans in the United StatesNative Americans had left the area by 1862. Rose Township was established in 1850; it was named after one of the first settlers, Isaac Rose. The township included the areas now known as Roseville, Lauderdale, MinnesotaLauderdale, and Falcon Heights, MinnesotaFalcon Heights, as well as parts of present day Saint Paul, MinnesotaSaint Paul and Minneapolis, MinnesotaMinneapolis. The area saw rapid growth through the 1930s and 1940s, and Roseville incorporated as a village in 1948 to accommodate. Falcon Heights and Lauderdale soon followed suit, and Rose Township ceased to exist. Source:

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