“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Audubon in Becker County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)

Home Again

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By Connor Olson, September 4, 2019
1. Home Again Marker
Inscription.  Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge is named after the 800-acre Hamden Lake, drained in the early 1900's for agricultural development. Much of the rich prairie soil was also plowed for agriculture. A decline in wildlife populations followed. In September 1989, the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission approved a designated boundary for Hamden Slough Refuge, with the purpose of restoring habitat for waterfowl and other migratory birds. It is the 452nd refuge of the National Wildlife Refuge System. Land Acquisition and restoration are ongoing. The refuge goal is to restore almost 6,000 acres of prairie wetland habitat including Hamden lake and Pierce lake. Look for diverse group of migrating shorebirds and large numbers of waterfowl-as they return home again to the refuge.
Erected by Fish and Wildlife Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureAnimals.
Location. 46° 53.022′ N, 95° 56.605′ W. Marker is in Audubon, Minnesota, in Becker County. Marker is on County
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Highway 104 half a mile south of 220th Street. Located in the Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge, at the Hesby Memorial trailhead. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Audubon MN 56511, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cook Homestead (approx. 3.7 miles away).
Also see . . .  Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge. (Submitted on August 2, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on August 5, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. Photo   1. submitted on July 17, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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Mar. 6, 2021