Wednesday, February 11, 2015

On This Date in Minnesota History: February 11

February 11, 1876 – The village of Delano, Minn., was platted in 1868 and incorporated on this date. Originally called Crow River, the village was renamed in honor of Francis Roach Delano, the first warden of the Minnesota state prison.

Upham, Warren; Minnesota Geographic Names, Their Origin and Historic Significance; Minnesota Historical Society (St. Paul, Minn., 1969); p. 587.

Photo taken by Pamela J. Erickson. Released into the public domain Feb. 11, 2015,
as long as acknowledgement included.

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