Hanska in Brown County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
1901 • 2001
The first business in Hanska was the J.W. Thompson Hardware store which opened in 1899. The Hanska and Linden Co-operative Store and Hanska-Linden Cooperative Creamery were established in the early 1890's and located in South Town or Blessum Addition. This area was incorporated into the village of Hanska in 1971. A fire in 1904 destroyed many of the business places. The residents of Hanska survived this loss and rebuilt their village.
The early immigrants were predominantly Norwegian. Even after a century, many of the Norwegian traditions are still carried on showing immence pride in their Norwegian heritage.
Location. 44° 8.936′ N, 94° 29.644′ W. Marker is in Hanska, Minnesota, in Brown County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway (State Highway 257) and 2nd Street East on Broadway. Click for map. Marker is at the Hanska Community Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 Broadway, Hanska MN 56041, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. World War Memorial (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Norwegian Stabbur (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Armstrong (approx. 1.1 miles away); Asle Sorbel's Ride (approx. 1.1 miles away); Omsrud Thordson – Torgrimson Log Cabin (approx. 3.5 miles away); Lake Hanska (approx. 3.5 miles away); Lake Hanska Pioneer / Lake Hanska County Park (approx. 3.6 miles away); Searles (approx. 6.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hanska.
Also see . . .
1. City of Hanska. (Submitted on July 4, 2013.)
2. Hanska, Minnesota. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on July 4, 2013.)
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