Monday, February 20, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: February 20

February 20, 1855 – “Two years after the white man made his first permanent settlements here - the Territorial Legislative created Olmsted County from 660 square miles of land then a part of Winona, Fillmore, and Wabasha Counties.”

The “county was named after David Olmsted, who first came to Minnesota in 1848. He was elected a member of the first Territorial council and in 1854 was elected the first Mayor of St. Paul.”

David Olmsted


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