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Big Stone County Minnesota Historical Markers

 
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By Ruth VanSteenwyk, March 31, 2016
Welcome to Odessa Marker
Minnesota (Big Stone County), Odessa — Welcome to Odessa
The village of Odessa began in 1879 with it's first settler, A.D. Beardsley. He was the Milwaukee depot agent and owner of the first general store. Mr. Beardsley lost a three-year-old daughter, Dessa, to diphtheria. It was after this girl that the . . . — Map (db m100967) HM
Minnesota (Big Stone County), Ortonville — Geology of MinnesotaOrtonville Region
Of all the geological agents which have played a part in shaping the face of Minnesota, the most overwhelming and powerful one is glacial ice. At least four times during the last million years, continental glaciers have spread over the state . . . — Map (db m101379) HM
Minnesota (Big Stone County), Ortonville — Paul Bunyan's Boat-Anchor
Legend has it that Paul Bunyan was mighty in the sport of fishing as in all else. He picked Minnesota for most of his fishing and is credited with creating more than a few of its ten thousand lakes. Big Stone Lake, visible here to the . . . — Map (db m101378) HM

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