Monday, February 11, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: February 11

February 11, 1856 – Brown County, Minn., was organized on this date. The county was named after Joseph Renshaw Brown, a drummer boy, soldier at Fort St. Anthony (renamed Fort Snelling in 1825), Indian trader, lumberman, pioneer, legislator, founder of cities, politician, editor, inventor and explorer. 

Upham, Warren; Minnesota Geographic Names, Their Origin and Historic Significance; Minnesota Historical Society (St. Paul, Minn., 1969); pp. 67-68.

Joseph R. Brown

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