Peter Miller GIDEON (son of George Gideon) home, Excelsior, Minnesota,
place where Lester Sr, was born and
spent early childhood. Please note that the home is in the original
position on the land as it was built. In the 1980s, the
building was moved to another location on the land, so that the
original area could be subdivided and homes built. It was
planned to be demolished by the developer, but was saved and moved as a
result of action of the Horticultural Society as a
cultural heritage. Peter Daniel was a president of the Society at one
time, and was the developer of a number of crab
apples capable of being raised in harsh temperature, including the
'Wealthy,' named for his wife Wealthy (Hull), the
'Florence,' for one of his daughters, amongst many others.
another view of the GIDEON Homestead, Excelsior, Minnesota
1941, another view of
1941, another view, with
Lester Peter, Sr, and Edythe (Lynch) GIDEON looking on, person on right
probably then current owner.
Excelsior school building where Lester Peter, Sr, went to school.
1941, Lester Peter, Sr,
looking at the monument marker attesting to his grandfather's (Peter
Miller GIDEON) work in the field of
Horticultural sciences. Note it is in the original location on the
corner of the original homestead. It was moved to another
location on the main highway during the 1980s.