“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 Otter Tail County, Minnesota

Clickable Map of Otter Tail 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> Otter Tail County, MN (5) Becker County, MN (9) Clay County, MN (8) Douglas County, MN (8) Grant County, MN (2) Todd County, MN (3) Wadena County, MN (4) Wilkin County, MN (2)  OtterTailCounty(5) Otter Tail County (5)  BeckerCounty(9) Becker County (9)  ClayCounty(8) Clay County (8)  DouglasCounty(8) Douglas County (8)  GrantCounty(2) Grant County (2)  ToddCounty(3) Todd County (3)  WadenaCounty(4) Wadena County (4)  WilkinCounty(2) Wilkin County (2)
Fergus Falls is the county seat for Otter Tail County
Adjacent to Otter Tail County, Minnesota
      Becker County (9)  
      Clay County (8)  
      Douglas County (8)  
      Grant County (2)  
      Todd County (3)  
      Wadena County (4)  
      Wilkin County (2)  
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1 Minnesota, Otter Tail County, Brandon — Inspiration Peak
For Minnesota's Nobel Prizewinning novelist Sinclair Lewis, Inspiration Peak more than lived up to its name. From its "bald top," he wrote, "there is to be seen a glorious, 20-mile circle of some 50 lakes scattered among fields and pastures, like . . . Map (db m120098) HM
2 Minnesota, Otter Tail County, Clitherall — Old Clitherall
Known also as “Old Town,” about one quarter mile south, named for Major George B. Clitherall, U.S. Land Officer, was settled in 1865 by a seceding group of Latter Day Saints. The community flourished for many years but gradually . . . Map (db m207750) HM
3 Minnesota, Otter Tail County, Ottertail — Craigie Flour Mill
Near this spot James Craigie of Aberdeen, Scotland, who came to Ottertail County about 1868 built the first grist mill in the county in 1870. The mill stones and wheel were imported from Scotland. Craigie and his wife were drowned in . . . Map (db m207661) HM
4 Minnesota, Otter Tail County, Ottertail — Otter Tail City
Otter Tail City in the 1850’s was an important post on the fur trade route from St. Paul and Crow Wing to the Red River Valley. It was once the county seat, and had the U.S. Land Office for the district. When the county seat was established at . . . Map (db m207665) HM
5 Minnesota, Otter Tail County, Pelican Rapids — Minnesota Woman
Minnesota woman - the skeleton of a girl about fifteen years of age - - was discovered at this point in 1932 by a highway repair crew. Although the skeleton has not been dated exactly, based on the site geology scientists believe it to be perhaps . . . Map (db m207259) HM
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Jun. 1, 2023