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Warroad in Roseau County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Warroad

 
 
Warroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 16, 2008
1. Warroad Marker
Inscription. The name Warroad bespeaks the Indian heritage of this town, once one of the largest Chippewa villages on Lake of the Woods. The Chippewa fought a long and fierce war against the Sioux for the lake's rice fields. Occupying the prairies of the Red River Valley, the Sioux would frequently invade the territory by way of the Red and Roseau rivers -- a route which ended at the mouth of the Warroad River. This was the old "war road" from which the river and village derive their name.
 
Erected 1968 by Minnesota Historical Society & the Warroad Chamber of Commerce.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Minnesota Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 48° 54.302′ N, 95° 18.595′ W. Marker is in Warroad, Minnesota, in Roseau County. Marker is at the intersection of Lake Street and First Street, on the right when traveling north on Lake Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Warroad MN 56763, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Fort St. Charles (approx. 0.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
Warroad Marker on Lake Street image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 16, 2008
2. Warroad Marker on Lake Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2008, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,377 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 19, 2008, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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