Thursday, February 9, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: February 9

February 9, 1881 - Ada, the Norman County seat, was founded in 1874, and incorporated as a village on this date. It was named in honor of a daughter of William H. Fisher, of St. Paul, then attorney and superintendent of the St. Paul and Pacific railroad, under whose superintendencey this line of the Red river valley was constructed. Ada Nelson Fisher died at the age of six years, in 1880, but this prosperous and beautiful village and the county perpetuate her name and memory.

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