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Sunday, January 25, 2015
On This Date in Minnesota History: January 25
January 25, 1871 - Cornish Township in Sibley County was organized on this date. It received its name on the recommendation of J. B. Wakefield, who settled there in 1899, “in memory of his native town in New Hampshire.” Upham, Warren; Minnesota
Geographic Names, Their Origin and Historic Significance; Minnesota
Historical Society (St. Paul, Minn., 1969); p. 519.