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Historical Markers in Big Stone County, Minnesota

 
Clickable Map of Big Stone County, Minnesota and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Big Stone County, MN (8) Lac qui Parle County, MN (7) Stevens County, MN (1) Swift County, MN (3) Traverse County, MN (6) Grant County, SD (7) Roberts County, SD (21)  BigStoneCounty(8) Big Stone County (8)  LacquiParleCounty(7) Lac qui Parle County (7)  StevensCounty(1) Stevens County (1)  SwiftCounty(3) Swift County (3)  TraverseCounty(6) Traverse County (6)  GrantCountySouth Dakota(7) Grant County (7)  RobertsCounty(21) Roberts County (21)
Ortonville is the county seat for Big Stone County
Adjacent to Big Stone County, Minnesota
      Lac qui Parle County (7)  
      Stevens County (1)  
      Swift County (3)  
      Traverse County (6)  
      Grant County, South Dakota (7)  
      Roberts County, South Dakota (21)  
 
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1Minnesota, Big Stone County, Clinton — St. Pauli Lutheran Church
Placed on the National Register of Historic Places on Oct. 14, 2010. Built in 1896 at a cost of $3,300 on land given by Sevrin & Lisbet Huselid.Map (db m130999) HM
2Minnesota, Big Stone County, Clinton — The Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Depotbuilt circa 1885
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 31, 1986Map (db m131000) HM
3Minnesota, Big Stone County, Graceville — Graceville
About 1866 a trading post on the Fort Wadsworth Trail was established on Tokua Lakes a mile west of town. Early in 1878 Archbishop Ireland, after erecting a church on the present town site, located several hundred families in the vicinity through . . . Map (db m156662) HM
4Minnesota, 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
5Minnesota, Big Stone County, Ortonville — A Glacial Wall of Water
Imagine a tremendous torrent of glacial melt water pushing and then bursting across the continental divide and scouring its way to the Gulf of Mexico. The massive river was, in places, almost two miles wide and 130 feet deep. About 13,000 years ago, . . . Map (db m160960) HM
6Minnesota, Big Stone County, Ortonville — Big Stone County CourthouseNational Register of Historic Places
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m152504) HM
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7Minnesota, 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
8Minnesota, 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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Feb. 5, 2023