Wednesday, February 24, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: February 24

February 24, 1881 – Moorhead, Minn. was incorporated on this date. “First settled in 1871 when the building of the Northern Pacific railroad reached its site, [the city] was named in honor of William G. Moorhead, of Pennsylvania, who was a director of that railroad company. Moorhead was a partner of Jay Cooke, the Northern Pacific financial agent, and his first wife was a sister of Cooke.”

Upham, Warren; Minnesota Geographic Names, Their Origin and Historic Significance; Minnesota Historical Society (St. Paul, Minn., 1969); p. 117.

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