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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota

Clickable Map of Kandiyohi 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> Kandiyohi County, MN (76) Chippewa County, MN (12) Meeker County, MN (21) Pope County, MN (2) Renville County, MN (44) Stearns County, MN (30) Swift County, MN (3)  KandiyohiCounty(76) Kandiyohi County (76)  ChippewaCounty(12) Chippewa County (12)  MeekerCounty(21) Meeker County (21)  PopeCounty(2) Pope County (2)  RenvilleCounty(44) Renville County (44)  StearnsCounty(30) Stearns County (30)  SwiftCounty(3) Swift County (3)
Willmar is the county seat for Kandiyohi County
Adjacent to Kandiyohi County, Minnesota
      Chippewa County (12)  
      Meeker County (21)  
      Pope County (2)  
      Renville County (44)  
      Stearns County (30)  
      Swift County (3)  
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1 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Atwater — Backlund / Lorentson Monument
Sven H. Backlund Andreas Lorentson Killed by Indians Aug. 21, 1862Map (db m76983) HM
2 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Atwater — Diamond Lake Camp
At the start of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 settlers around Columbia (now Spencer) hastily formed an oxcart train and started for the stockade at Forest City. On the way to Diamond Lake, the refugees ran into other settlers fleeing from the Eagle . . . Map (db m77228) HM
3 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Atwater — Diamond Lake Community Park
When Daniel Delaney and a man named McLeod camped on the shores of the lake in 1855, they became the first white men of record to visit the area. John Masters, a land developer who came in 1856, gave the body of water its name. Diamond has . . . Map (db m76925) HM
4 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Atwater — Red River Trail
The Red River Trail was the nineteenth-century answer to communication over the frontier between the early settlements on the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers and Lord Selkirk's settlements (Winnipeg) in Canada. Trails, such as this, were not . . . Map (db m77016) HM
5 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Atwater — Wheeler Lake Camp
After fighting a running battle with the Dakota on August 20, 1862 at Diamond Lake, two groups of refugees from Spicer and Eagle Lake camped here at Wheeler's Lake. The Dakota camped across the lake from them. There were no disturbances during . . . Map (db m77273) HM
6 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Atwater, Gennessee Township — Train Wreck
On June 24, 1882, one of the most disastrous railroad wrecks in Kandiyohi County's history took place here. The train left Willmar to travel to Grove City gravel yards with 45-50 men on board. Two and a half miles west of Atwater the train's tender . . . Map (db m231744) HM
7 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Atwater, Harrison Township — 1872 Blizzard
In 1872, February 2 began as a beautiful winter day with several inches of freshly fallen snow. The animals gave the first indication of the turn in the weather with the birds flying low and the cattle lowing restlessly. By that afternoon, the . . . Map (db m231746) HM
8 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Atwater, Lake Elizabeth Township — Death of Captain Cady
Captain John S. Cady ambushed by Indians from this spot June 11, 1863. Following the suppression of the Dakota (or Sioux) Uprising of 1862 the Eighth Minnesota Volunteer Regiment patrolled the frontier from Hutchinson to the Red River. Captain . . . Map (db m231708) HM
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9 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Belgrade, Burbank Township — Shipstead Homestead
Birthplace of Henrik Shipstead (1881-1966), the first native of Kandiyohi County to be elected to U.S. Senate. Henrik Shipstead was born on January 8, 1881 here in Burbank Township, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, one of Norwegian immigrants Saave and . . . Map (db m231767) HM
10 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Blomkest, Roseland Township — Military Post
Immediately following the U.S.-Dakota Conflict of 1862, the United States Army established a chain of small military posts to stabilize the nearly abandoned frontier by keeping everyone—Dakota and settlers—out of the area. Temporarily mounted for . . . Map (db m231704) HM
11 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Blomkist — 1873 Blizzard
The morning of January 7, 1873, was mild and pleasant enough to encourage many farmers to make trips to town or to work in their woodlots. Shortly after 2 p.m. a howling blizzard of snow, driven by a 70-mph northwest wind broke the calm. The storm, . . . Map (db m79353) HM
12 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Hawick — Battle of the Broom
What is believed to be one of the last pitched battles between the Ojibwe and Dakota ended near this marker about 1860. Some Dakota hunters found a party of Ojibwe encroaching on Dakota grounds. They attacked, killing several Ojibwe and driving the . . . Map (db m78413) HM
13 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Kandiyohi — Capitol Hill
Kandiyohi Town Site Corporation was organized in 1856, with John Swainson as president. By October of that year, the town site had been surveyed. David Charlton's plat indicates a large central area reserved for the State Capitol with a much . . . Map (db m78239) HM
14 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Kandiyohi — Carrie Johnson
Mrs. Carrie (Pehrson) Johnson, the first white person buried in what is now Kandiyohi County, came here with her husband, John, and six month old son in the fall of 1857, from Sweden. She died in April 1858, and was buried near her new house. After . . . Map (db m78311) HM
15 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Kandiyohi — John Other Day Camp
John Other Day, a Dakota who disagreed with the decision to go to war with the Whites, led a party of sixty-two white men, women and children out of danger when the Dakota attacked the Upper Sioux Agency near Granite Falls. The party left the Agency . . . Map (db m76656) HM
16 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Kandiyohi, Fahlun Township — Wakanda
Wakanda is a spiritual place or "where the spirit dwells" in Dakota. The Dakota people named this area before the settlers came to Kandiyohi County. Prior to 1900 there was evidence of this being a place of burial grounds. Over time, erosion and . . . Map (db m231706) HM
17 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Lake Lillian — Dalton Johnson Wildlife Area — Pheasants Forever
A founding member of the Kandiyohi County PF (Pheasants Forever), Dalton worked tirelessly to keep the fledgling chapter going. He was committed to a cause he strongly believed in.....establishing quality habitat to help all . . . Map (db m77082) HM
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18 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Lake Lillian — Tromso Norsk Evangeliske Kirken(Tromso Norwegian Evangelical Church)
  On August 16, 1885 thirty people met at the home of Erik and Anette Larsen located in Section 26 of Fahlun Township and under the direction of Rev. A.N. Kleven, a new Lutheran congregation was organized by the name of "Tromso Lutheran Church," . . . Map (db m78263) HM
19 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Lake Lillian — US-Dakota War of 1862 Aftermath
The United States Army responded to the U.S. - Dakota War of 1862 by carrying out federal government security policies of removing remaining noncombatant Dakota people and pursuing combatants while protecting settled areas. In August 1863, Jesse V. . . . Map (db m78292) HM
20 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Lake Lillian, Lake Elizabeth Township — Farm Holiday Association
The Farm Holiday Association, which at one time was reported to be the largest organization of farmers in the United States, began in Kandiyohi County in 1932. One particular incident led to the formation of this organization. A Kandiyohi County . . . Map (db m231711) HM
21 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, New London — Early History of New London
1865    Louis Larson filed homestead rights and named the site New London. 1867    Merchants W.W. Pinney and Samuel Adams each built and opened stores. Postal service began. 1868    New London became county seat of Monongalia County. . . . Map (db m79619) HM
22 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, New London — Federal Fish Hatchery
1938    A thorough study of a hundred acre location was carried out by the U.S. Commission of Surveys. Dam and mill site were purchased for $14,000. Land for fish ponds extended a mile downstream. Citizens contributed $1,300, and some easements . . . Map (db m79642) HM
23 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, New London — Isle of Refuge
    During the Dakota Conflict of 1862, there were no casualties among the Norway Lake community settlers, although several from the nearby West Lake community were killed. On August 20, survivors from West Lake and other settlers from the Norway . . . Map (db m75746) HM
24 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, New London — Jericho
In 1879 this village of Jericho was established in the historic Norway Lake settlement, 20 years after the first Norwegian immigrants arrived. A general store with a post office, a blacksmith shop, a creamery, and other businesses prospered in . . . Map (db m78215) HM
25 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, New London — 4 — Lundborg-Broberg State Monument
This Monument is Erected by the State of Minnesota, in Memory of Anders Petter Lundborg, born Mar. 23, 1837. Gustof Lundborg, born Apr. 30, 1839. Lars Lundborg, born Dec. 22, . . . Map (db m78140) HM WM
26 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, New London — Origin Of Crow River Dam and Mills
1858    A natural waterfall was discovered by pioneer Larson while on a hunting and trapping expedition three miles upriver from Nest Lake. 1859    Larson established a camp near the falls but had to abandon it when his tent and most of his . . . Map (db m79590) HM
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27 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, New London — Robert lhlang Post 537, The American Legion
1946    Forty-two veterans met and signed the petition for a charter. The post was given its name in memory of Robert Ihlang who was killed in Italy during World War II. The charter was granted, and the officers were: commander, Victor Suneson; . . . Map (db m79634) HM
28 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, New London — The West Lake Massacre
Rev. Andrew Jackson had two services arranged in his Norway Lake Swedish Lutheran Parish for Wednesday, the 20th of August, 1862. In the forenoon a meeting was held at the Lundborg cabin at West Lake, now known as Monson Lake in Swift County. Here a . . . Map (db m79405) HM
29 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, New London — This Historical Inclosure
This historical inclosure and all of its adornments constitute a memorial to Victor E. Lawson (1871–1960) the pioneer historian of Kandiyohi County. It has been provided by the Tribune Printing Company, Inc. publishers of the West Central . . . Map (db m79397) HM
30 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, New London — Veterans Memorial
Department of the Air Force United States of America MCMXLVII Department of the Navy United States Marine Corps National Guard Department of the Navy United States of America Department of the Army United . . . Map (db m79556) WM
31 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, New London, New London Township — First Missionary
American Indians lived in Kandiyohi County for thousands of years before settlers first arrived in the 1850s. Among the earliest Euro-Americans to visit this area were traders and missionaries as far back as the mid-1700s. The Missionaries came to . . . Map (db m231752) HM
32 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Paynesville, Irving Township — Cape Bad Luck
The United States Army responded to the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 by carrying out federal government security policies of removing remaining noncombatant Dakota people and pursuing combatants while protecting settled areas. In September 1862, . . . Map (db m231763) HM
33 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Paynesville, Roseville Township — Threshing Crew Attacked
The settlers of Roseville Township fled to Richmond when they heard of Dakota attacks in Kandiyohi County in 1862. When some time had passed without reports of Dakota in the Roseville area, a party consisting of John, Hugh and Robert Blakely, Hugh . . . Map (db m231764) HM
34 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Prinsburg, Holland Township — Dakota Camp
After the attack at the Lower Sioux Agency near Morton, twenty-five to thirty Dakota warriors camped here on August 18, 1862 en route to the lake settlements in Kandiyohi County. The Dakota in this party had frequently hunted in the lake region and . . . Map (db m231700) HM
35 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Prinsburg, Holland Township — Washburn Farm
In 1877, William D. Washburn of Minneapolis purchased all of sections 3, 4, 5, 9, and part of section 6 in Holland Township to create one of Minnesota's first "bonanza" farms. Following the example of factories, bonanza farms were typically very . . . Map (db m231702) HM
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36 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Raymond — Raymond, Minnesota Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the Men and Women Who Serve Their CountryMap (db m119966) WM
37 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Spicer — Gates Homestead
Joshua H. Gates arrived at Diamond Lake in 1857 where he claimed land in Sections 17 and 20 of Harrison Township. Gates may have been the first farmer in what is now Kandiyohi County. This is the site of the Joshua and Lucinda Gates family . . . Map (db m77102) HM
38 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Spicer — Green Lake Mounds
   During the Woodland period, about 1000 B. C. to A. D. 1650, Indian peoples began constructing earthworks or "mounds." Many if not most of these mounds functioned to visibly define and demarcate burial areas, much . . . Map (db m78079) HM
39 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Spicer — How Irving Township Got Its StartHold it Holden!
The first settlers in Kandiyohi County arrived in 1856 eager to stake a real estate claim on the shores of Green Lake. Early pioneers were hopeful that this place would soon become home to a thriving new city. Two men from . . . Map (db m77865) HM
40 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Spicer — Johannes Iverson
On September 28, 1858, Johannes and Carin Iverson and family settled on section 32 of Lake Andrew Township near Crook Lake. Using supplies from the Eagle Lake Sawmill, Johannes Iverson built a log house here. Almost four years later, on August . . . Map (db m79375) HM
41 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Spicer — Lake Florida Mission Covenant Church
First Church in Minnesota Organized by Mission Friend Immigrants from Sweden 1870-Organized on J.A. Skoglund Farm 1873-Built                   1910-Enlarged 1870-1955 Served this Rural Parish 1961-Perpetual Care Fund Raised . . . Map (db m77844) HM
42 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Spicer — Little Crow's Camp
The Dakota nation established campsites in Kandiyohi County to hunt and fish. Little Crow's campsite located here was used for that purpose. Little Crow was born Taoyateduta about 1810 in the Mdewakanton Dakota village of Kaposia. Little Crow later . . . Map (db m78384) HM
43 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Spicer — Olof Olson Haugen
In May 1859, Olof Olson Haugen, his wife Bergeret, and son Frederick homesteaded here in section 32, Dovre Township. Over the next three years, the Haugen family diligently worked to establish their new life; building shelter, raising crops and . . . Map (db m77770) HM
44 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Spicer — Spicer
Green Lake has had three names. The Dakota who spent their summers here for hundreds of years, called it Mdeto. The first whites called it Carnelian, for its red sandy beaches. Later settlers observed the green color, as the Indians had, and . . . Map (db m77792) HM
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45 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Spicer — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the Veterans of All Wars Who Served Their Country to Protect the Freedom of Humanity Presented by Spicer American Legion Post 545Map (db m77050) WM
46 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Spicer — Victory Dance
Ojibwe and Dakota nations had a long history of conflict in what would become Minnesota. Both Dakota and Ojibwe people contended for the control of the abundant natural resources in the future Kandiyohi County area that played an economic role in . . . Map (db m78028) HM
47 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Spicer, Irving Township — Indian Camp
Native Americans camped in Kandiyohi County for thousands of years before white settlers arrived in the 1850s. One of the large Indian camp sites was here on the north shore of Green Lake. The Santee, or eastern bands of the Dakota Indians, were the . . . Map (db m231748) HM
48 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Spicer, New London Township — Green Lake Village and Mill
Several families settled near Green Lake's Crow River inlet in 1864. This became a trading center known as Green Lake Village, with a post office established in 1867. That same year the Green Lake lumber and grist mills were built. Lumber milling . . . Map (db m231754) HM
49 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Sunburg — Lundborg Cabin
    On August 20, 1862, Andrew Jackson, a circuit-rider minister, was conducting services for members of the New Sweden Church (Lebanon Lutheran) at the Lundborg family cabin at this site. Young Peter Broberg interrupted to tell his parents that . . . Map (db m77823) HM
50 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Sunburg — Old Log Church
Following the Civil War, immigrants flowed into the Norway Lake area with the majority from Norway and Sweden. On October 10, 1868, Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church of Norway Lake incorporated and built a log cabin worship facility at this . . . Map (db m76700) HM
51 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Sunburg — The Old Log Church1868
Until 1868 the rapidly growing Norway Lake settlement had no regular place of worship. In the fall of that year a church of logs was hastily constructed. It would serve as the Norway Lake church until 1875 with Rev. L.J. Markhus as the pastor. . . . Map (db m78357) HM
52 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Sunburg — U.S. Military Post
A Response To Conflict In 1865, a military post was established here in response to the U.S.-Dakota Conflict of 1862. During the conflict, twenty-five settlers and an unknown number of Dakota were killed in what is now Kandiyohi . . . Map (db m76774) HM
53 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Willmar — "Kandiyohi"An Idealized Statue Typifying the Meaning of the Word
This Indian image first became part of Willmar in 1915, when it appeared as the Kandiyohi County Bank symbol. That same year, artist Eben E. Lawson, commissioned by the bank, created "Kandiyohi," a smaller sculpture which was the basis for this . . . Map (db m76191) HM
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54 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Willmar — Berger Thorson Killed
Berger Thorson was the first resident of what is now the city of Willmar. Little is known of the man except that he raised cattle and sometimes herded cattle for other settlers. On August 20, 1862 a Dakota war party surprised him near his cabin and, . . . Map (db m231826) HM
55 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Willmar — 37 — C.C.C. Worker1933 - 1942
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56 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Willmar — District #18 Schoolhouse
Welcome to the original District 18 school house! Measuring a cozy 18' by 22', it was built in 1880 on a site in northeast Willmar Township across Foot Lake about a mile north of the radio station tower. Prior to that, school was held in private . . . Map (db m231823) HM
57 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Willmar — Engine 2523
Engine 2523 is a P-2 class mountain type locomotive survivor of the steam engines acquired by the Great Northern Railway from Baldwin Works in Pennsylvania in 1923 to speed up mainline passenger service. A powerful and speedy locomotive of the P-2 . . . Map (db m231822) HM
58 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Willmar — Foot Cabin
Solomon and Adaline (Stocking) Foot, with their four children, were the first settlers in Willmar Township, at this site in 1857. (Nearby Foot Lake was named after them.) Ground was broken in the spring. Vegetables, grain, and corn were planted. At . . . Map (db m231806) HM
59 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Willmar — Geology of the Willmar Region
     The agricultural land of the Willmar region has a history that dates back 60 million years, when an inland sea covered the Great Plains from the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic Ocean. As the adjacent land eroded and life in the sea flourished, . . . Map (db m75844) HM
60 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Willmar — Great Northern Railway Engine No. 2523 Reported permanently removed
     This mountain type locomotive survivor of the steam engines acquired by the Great Northern Railway to speed up main-line passenger service was placed on permanent exhibition here on October 17, 1965.      A powerful and speedy . . . Map (db m76363) HM
61 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Willmar — Guri Endresen-RosselandVikor Lutheran Church · Solomon Lake
This monument has been placed to honor Guri Endresen-Rosseland and other early settlers of the Solomon Lake community. The settlers were predominately immigrants from Hardanger, Norway. Among the special characteristics of these pioneers were . . . Map (db m75661) HM
62 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Willmar — Haugen Homestead
In May 1859, Olof Olson Haugen, his wife Bergeret, and son Frederick homesteaded here in section 32, Dovre Township. Over the next three years, the Haugen family diligently worked to establish their new life; building shelter, raising crops and . . . Map (db m77735) HM
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63 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Willmar — Judge Qvale Cabin
Owned originally by Judge Gauthe Emil (GE) Qvale, this log cabin was part of the family estate on Eagle Lake. It was built as a children's playhouse and later converted to a guest house. GE Qvale (1860-1951) was born in Norway and immigrated to . . . Map (db m231825) HM
64 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Willmar — Kandiyohi County Indian History
   The first native Americans came to what is now Kandiyohi County about 10,000 years ago, to hunt mammoths and other huge prehistoric animals.    As the environment changed over the years, so did the Indians. They became less dependent on . . . Map (db m76235) HM
65 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Willmar — Robbins Island
Robbins Island was formed about 25,000 years ago during the Wisconsin glaciation period. Early people used it as a refuge from prairie fires and their enemies. Artifacts, including a copper projectile point about 3 thousand years old, have been . . . Map (db m76867) HM
66 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Willmar — Sperry House
The Sperry House was built in 1893 when this site was A. H. Sperry's farm. Featuring exterior brick, gables, wood molding, stained glass windows and carved interior oak woodwork, it was proclaimed by the Willmar Argus as "one of the finest . . . Map (db m231808) HM
67 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Willmar — The History of Kaffe Fest
Seems every town in the Midwest has a local summer celebration of some kind, and Willmar, Minnesota is no different. 1946 was the Kaffe Fest's first year, the chosen name being Swedish for coffee festival. The self-dubbed "Coffee Drinking Capital of . . . Map (db m231820) HM
68 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Willmar — Turning Back Time
Turning Back Time The wetland before you is only a small part of the Weber Waterfowl Production Area; this original 80 acre site was bought from Regina and Anthony Weber in 1965. Additional land was purchased between 1970-74. This 421 acre . . . Map (db m77714) HM
69 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Willmar — Veteran's Memorial
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70 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Willmar — Veterans War Memorial
Sponsored and Erected By Austin F. Hanscom Post 167 The American Legion Willmar, Minnesota In grateful remembrance of those who have died serving our country in war, and in honor of all others who have served in our armed forces. May their . . . Map (db m76412) WM
71 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Willmar — Whitefield Town Site
In the fall of 1856, a party of land speculators, organized by Edwin Whitefield, projected a town site on the west shore of Lake Wakanda. As a real estate agent and artist, Whitefield did much to impress the merits of the Minnesota frontier upon . . . Map (db m79336) HM
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72 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Willmar, Dovre Township — Fullerville
The first business firm in Kandiyohi County, a sawmill managed by W. H. Clark, was established at this site in 1858. The townsite of Fullerville was named after Randall Fuller, a partner in the sawmill venture who first came to the Eagle Lake area . . . Map (db m231769) HM
73 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Willmar, Dovre Township — Kandiyohi County's First Church
A Congregation & the Conflict Kandiyohi County's first church once stood near here. Housed in an abandoned log cabin, the first congregation gathered in 1859 to hold its services. The congregation was called New Sweden and later became . . . Map (db m231773) HM
74 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Willmar, Dovre Township — The Erickson Cabin
Home to an Historic Battle The Erickson Cabin was the site of a battle during the U.S.-Dakota Conflict in 1862. This outbreak of violence occurred at a time when tension between Dakota tribal members and the U. S. Government had reached . . . Map (db m231774) HM
75 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Willmar, Dovre Township — Welcome to the Endreson Cabin
This log house is one of our state's Norwegian-American treasures. It was built about 1858 for the Endreson family, who had emigrated from Vikoy parish, Hardanger, Norway, in 1857. Lars Endreson Rosseland, the builder of the house, had been a . . . Map (db m231777) HM
76 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, Willmar, Willmar Township — Grasshopper Plague
Swarms of grasshoppers invaded this county in July 1876, destroyed two-thirds of the crop, and laid millions of eggs. A grain farm at this site was owned by Paul Willmar (son of Leon Willmar, after whom the city was named). Willmar and other farmers . . . Map (db m231807) HM
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Sep. 26, 2023