Early days in Minnesota's Yellow Medicine County are recalled in this NEW 33-page spiral bound 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 information on the following villages and/or townships of: Yellow Medicine City, Granite Falls, Minnesota Falls, Stony Run, Echo (formerly Empire), Sandes, Lisbon, Wood Lake, Norman, Canby, Hazel Run, Swede Prairie, Friendship, Florida, Wergeland, Posen, Burton, Tyro, Omro, Fortier. Among the many subjects discussed are: Upper Sioux Agency, Battle of Wood Lake, Physical Features of the area; Early county officials; First Permanent Settlers after the Sioux War; County Seat disagreement; County Records in a haystack; County and/or community "firsts," such as the first court session, first marriage, first sawmill, first house, etc.; Railroads and bridges; the Granite Falls Journal; Churches and Schools; Early public officials; County Courthouse; Early Banks and Businesses; Organizations, such as the Masons; and other bits of history and trivia. There are mini biographies of prominent residents (such as H.T. Goodnough, a Civil War drummer boy, Gorham Powers, 2nd Lt. in a colored regiment in the Civil War, and S.A. Hall, who captained the 5th Wisconsin), as well as many other names throughout the booklet.
Yellow Medicine County, MN
Sources: History of the Minnesota Valley - Yellow Medicine County History
Authors: Edward D. Neill
Original Publication Year: 1882
Original Publisher: Louis H. Everts
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