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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; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Kandiyohi County, MN (50) Chippewa County, MN (12) Meeker County, MN (21) Pope County, MN (2) Renville County, MN (44) Stearns County, MN (30) Swift County, MN (2)  KandiyohiCounty(50) Kandiyohi County (50)  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(2) Swift County (2)
Willmar is the county seat for Kandiyohi County
Atwater is in Kandiyohi County
      Kandiyohi County (50)  
ADJACENT TO KANDIYOHI COUNTY
      Chippewa County (12)  
      Meeker County (21)  
      Pope County (2)  
      Renville County (44)  
      Stearns County (30)  
      Swift County (2)  
 
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1Minnesota (Kandiyohi County), Atwater — Backlund / Lorentson Monument
Sven H. Backlund Andreas Lorentson Killed by Indians Aug. 21, 1862Map (db m76983) HM
2Minnesota (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
3Minnesota (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
4Minnesota (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
5Minnesota (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
 
 
 
 
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Oct. 5, 2022