Friday, April 8, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: April 8

April 8, 1914 – The League of Minnesota Municipalities, appointed to name a town in Minnesota to be made into a model city, selected Herman, Grant County, at a meeting at the University of Minnesota today.

The committee went over claims presented by Herman, Janesville, Marshall and Park Rapids. The selection must be passed by the executive committee of the league before it is effective. This action probably will be taken within a week, said Prof. R. R. Price of the university this evening.

The town was named after Herman Trott, land agent of the St. Paul and Pacific railroad company.

The Minneapolis Morning Tribune; “Hermann Is Chosen for Minnesota Model City”; April 9, 1914; p. 1.

Upham, Warren; Minnesota Geographic Names, Their Origin and Historic Significance; Minnesota Historical Society (St. Paul, Minn., 1969); p. 215.


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