“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Clay County, Minnesota

Clickable Map of Clay County, Minnesota and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Clay County, MN (9) Becker County, MN (11) Norman County, MN (1) Otter Tail County, MN (9) Wilkin County, MN (3) Cass County, ND (11) Richland County, ND (18)  ClayCounty(9) Clay County (9)  BeckerCounty(11) Becker County (11)  NormanCounty(1) Norman County (1)  OtterTailCounty(9) Otter Tail County (9)  WilkinCounty(3) Wilkin County (3)  CassCountyNorth Dakota(11) Cass County (11)  RichlandCounty(18) Richland County (18)
Moorhead is the county seat for Clay County
Adjacent to Clay County, Minnesota
      Becker County (11)  
      Norman County (1)  
      Otter Tail County (9)  
      Wilkin County (3)  
      Cass County, North Dakota (11)  
      Richland County, North Dakota (18)  
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1 Minnesota, Clay County, Georgetown — Old Georgetown Steamboats
Old Georgetown A Tranportation Crossroads In 1857 the Hudson's Bay Company received United States government permission to ship furs and trade goods across the United States. They contracted with the Burbank brother's Minnesota Stage . . . Map (db m205727) HM
2 Minnesota, Clay County, Hawley — Geology of MinnesotaLake Agassiz
Toward the close of the last or Wisconsin stage of glaciation about 10,000 years ago, the ice front receded from central Iowa toward the north and, in the latitude of Browns Valley, crossed the continental divide between the Mississippi River and . . . Map (db m233564) HM
3 Minnesota, Clay County, Moorehead — Bonanza Farms in the Red River ValleyWelcome to Minnesota
The fertile areas along both banks of the Red River of the North were once the bed of a huge lake known to geologists as Glacial Lake Agassiz. When the last glacier retreated and the lake slowly drained some 9,000 years ago, the plain left behind . . . Map (db m156984) HM
4 Minnesota, Clay County, Moorhead — Douglas House
Built by James and Wilhelmina Douglas in 1873 and occupied until 1887, James Douglas ran a steam ship line along the Red River and served as Moorhead's first Post Master.Map (db m43831) HM
5 Minnesota, Clay County, Moorhead — Red River Transportation / A Busy Port
Red River Transportation The Red River Trails were a set of overland routes linking the cities of Winnipeg and St. Paul and the small forts and settlements between them.From 1820 to the 1870s, the trails were used by Metis freight drivers who . . . Map (db m100838) HM
6 Minnesota, Clay County, Moorhead — St, John's Episcopal Church
St. John's Episcopal Church was designed on an Elizabethan model by the noted architect, Cass Gilbert, among whose other significant buildings is the present Minnesota State Capitol. Construction of St. John's began on August 1, 1898.On February 12, . . . Map (db m43829) HM
7 Minnesota, Clay County, Moorhead — The First Bridge over the Red RiverHistoric Downtown Moorhead
The railroad bridge west of this spot marks the location of the first bridge over the Red River. In early 1872, the Northern Pacific Railway built west from Duluth and reached the river — this is where Moorhead was founded. Bridge construction . . . Map (db m213595) HM
8 Minnesota, Clay County, Moorhead — The Solomon Gilman Comstock House
Born in Maine in 1842, Solomon G. Comstock worked on the family farm until he came of age and then followed the pioneers west. After reading law in Bangor, he studied at the University of Michigan, then went to Omaha and Minneapolis. Finally, in . . . Map (db m207124) HM
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9 Minnesota, Clay County, Moorhead — Veterans Memorial BridgeMoorhead, MN and Fargo, ND
Red River of the NorthMap (db m43835) HM
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Dec. 4, 2023