Monday, February 23, 2015

On This Date in Minnesota History: February 23

February 23, 1854 - Houston County, Minn., was established on this date, and “named in honor of Samuel Houston, who was president of Texas before its annexation to the United States and afterwards was a senator from that state.”

Upham, Warren; Minnesota Geographic Names, Their Origin and Historic Significance; Minnesota Historical Society (St. Paul, Minn., 1969); p. 237.

Samuel Houston

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