Early days in Redwood County, MN, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW spiral bound 38-page illustrated booklet reprinted from the rare 1882 book: History of the Minnesota Valley, by the Rev. Edward D. Neill. The booklet is printed one-sided on 60# paper with the print enlarged for easier reading. A vinyl sheet has been added to protect the front cover. The booklet contains separate sections on the communities of: Redwood Falls, Redwood Falls Township, Sherman, Sheridan, Charlestown, New Avon, Swedes Forest, Sundown, Brookville, Willow Lake, North Hero, Springdale, Lamberton, Delhi, Three Lakes, Underwood, Gales, Waterbury, Johnsonville, West Line, Walnut Grove, Vail, Paxton, Honner, Kintire, Morgan, Vesta, and Township lll, Range 38. Among the many subjects discussed are: Physical Features of the area; The Sioux Indians and the Massacre of 1862; Land appraisals in 1867; Early county officials; Transportation; Early settlements and trading posts; Early settlers; County "firsts," such as the first store, first school, first postmaster, first white child born, first marriage, first death, etc.; Early county buildings; an accidental shooting; Roster of county officials prior to 1882; Schools; Churches; Masons, Odd Fellows and other organizations; Newspapers, Hotels, Businesses and professional men; Civil War participants; and other bits of history and trivia. There are mini biographies of prominent residents in the various communities, as well as many incidental names throughout the booklet.
Redwood County, MN
Sources: History of the Minnesota Valley - Redwood County History
Authors: Edward D. Neill
Original Publication Year: 1882
Original Publisher: Goodspeed Publishing Co.
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