Sunday, June 11, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: June 11

June 11, 1858 – Wadena County, Minn., was created from Cass and Todd Counties on this date.

The county took its name from the Wadena trading post of the old trail from Crow Wing to Otter Tail City and Pembina, situated on the west bluff of the Crow Wing River at its crossing in Thomastown Township.1,_Minnesota_Genealogy

1Upham, Warren; Minnesota Geographic Names, Their Origin and Historic Significance; Minnesota Historical Society (St. Paul, Minn., 1969); p. 560.

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