A tight-knit community of young families, Eitzen is perched right on the border of Minnesota and Iowa, surrounded by the rolling fields of family farms. Home to the annual Eitzen Family Fun Fest on July 4th, Eitzen celebrates a rich history of agriculture, baseball, and family-run businesses.
The first settlers that came to the Eitzen area found it a wide open country. A few Native Americans crossed the prairie now and then, and wild animals roamed through the fields and woods, but the place must have seemed like a new world when those early pioneers arrived here. They found the wild prairie grass growing a foot hight. A large variety of flowers and wild strawberries grew all over, but there was not a dandelion anywhere; they were brought in later with some seed.
Most of the early pioneers built their homes near woods. Nearness to timber was important for building their log cabins.