Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Hanska in Brown County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Hanska

1901 2001

 
 
Hanska Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 20, 2013
1. Hanska Marker
Inscription. In 1899, the Iowa and Minnesota Land & Townsite Company circulated a petition to locate a railroad station in Lake Hanska Township. The petition was signed by 77 people and on October 9, 1899 the village of Hanska was platted in section 24 by Harry and Anna Jenkins. It became a station on the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway. Hanska is a Dakota Indian word meaning long or tall. It was the word they used to describe the long, narrow lake in Lake Hanska and Albin Townships. Hanska was incorporated in 1901. At this time the population was 178.

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.

Erected in 2001 by the Brown County Historical Society and the Village of Hanska.

 
Erected
Hanska Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 20, 2013
2. Hanska Marker
2001 by the Brown County Historical Society and the Village of Hanska.
 
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. Touch 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). Touch for a list and map 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.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Hanska Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 20, 2013
3. Hanska Marker
Hanska Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 20, 2013
4. Hanska Marker
Hanska Community Center
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 411 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 4, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
Paid Advertisement