“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 Cottonwood County, Minnesota

Clickable Map of Cottonwood 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> Cottonwood County, MN (8) Brown County, MN (87) Jackson County, MN (5) Murray County, MN (5) Nobles County, MN (8) Redwood County, MN (19) Watonwan County, MN (4)  CottonwoodCounty(8) Cottonwood County (8)  BrownCounty(87) Brown County (87)  JacksonCounty(5) Jackson County (5)  MurrayCounty(5) Murray County (5)  NoblesCounty(8) Nobles County (8)  RedwoodCounty(19) Redwood County (19)  WatonwanCounty(4) Watonwan County (4)
Windom is the county seat for Cottonwood County
Adjacent to Cottonwood County, Minnesota
      Brown County (87)  
      Jackson County (5)  
      Murray County (5)  
      Nobles County (8)  
      Redwood County (19)  
      Watonwan County (4)  
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1 Minnesota, Cottonwood County, Comfrey — Florence Cook Roefer Prairie Trail
“Grand Old Lady of the Prairie" Florence Cook Roefer (1913-2000) was an early leader in preserving these rock carvings and the surrounding prairie. As the first site manager of Jeffers Petroglyphs, Florence nurtured 33 acres of . . . Map (db m140823) HM
2 Minnesota, Cottonwood County, Comfrey — Glaciers Marked the Rock
This outcropping is an “erosional high”-rock smoothed off by glaciers. Continental glaciers advanced and retreated across this region many times in the last million years, before leaving for good about 12,000 years ago. . . . Map (db m140824) HM
3 Minnesota, Cottonwood County, Comfrey — How did this Prairie get here?
About 14,000 years ago this landscape was covered with ice. When the ice melted, an open parkland dotted with black spruce developed. After a period of warming and drying, forests of oak and elm replaced the spruce. People began living . . . Map (db m140820) HM
4 Minnesota, Cottonwood County, Comfrey — Prairie Preservation
What are those fence posts doing in the middle of the prairie? They used to mark the edge of a farm field. In 1974 the Minnesota Historical Society planted a few grass varieties on 50 acres of cropland, initiating one of the first . . . Map (db m140804) HM
5 Minnesota, Cottonwood County, Comfrey — Survival Through Fire
Prairie fires set by lightning or by people were common in this region. Fortunately, most prairie plants are long-lived perennials with deep, extensive root systems. Their ability to produce vigorous new shoots below the soil's . . . Map (db m140822) HM
6 Minnesota, Cottonwood County, Comfrey — Why did people come to this region?
People hunting game most likely traveled this ridge, which provided a dry route above the lake-dotted prairie for thousands of years. The earliest inhabitants of this region hunted woolly mammoths and musk-ox. Beginning with the . . . Map (db m140821) HM
7 Minnesota, Cottonwood County, Windom — Cottonwood 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 Interior Cottonwood County Courthouse 1904Map (db m157788) HM
8 Minnesota, Cottonwood County, Windom — Lawrence "Larry" Buhler1917-1990
Windom High School Graduate • 1935 University of Minnesota • 1935-1939 Green Bay Packers • 1939-1941 Voted: Minnesota’s MVP • 1938 All American Athlete • 1939 Green Bay Hall of Fame • 1942Map (db m157782) HM
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Jun. 4, 2023