“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 Atwater, 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
Atwater is in Kandiyohi County
      Kandiyohi County (76)  
      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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Apr. 24, 2024