Harriet on Halstead’s Bay
Name: Harriet Tarleton
Swimming Hole: Halstead’s Bay
Quote: “I simply can’t understand why swimsuits are in such demand! They’re soggy and damp,
bind like a clamp and hold about three pounds of sand!”
Halsted’s Bay is the western most bay of Lake Minetonka. It’s named for the settler Frank W. Halsted,who migrated to its shores in 1855. In 1861, during a visit to his family in Elizabeth, New Jersey, the Civil War broke out and Halstead volunteered for the navy. His brother George Halstead also joined the navy the day after war was declared. For a short time they both served together on board the flag ship U.S.S Minnesota. When the war was over in 1866 Frank went back to Lake Minnetonka and bought about 40 acres on the Upper Lake. ten years later he drowned himself there.