LITTLE MINNESOTA - 48
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Posted by: DAILLFARM
N 46° 02.304 W 094° 03.625
15T E 417946 N 5098860
Quick Description: This is the 48th of 100 of the cities described in the book LITTLE MINNESOTA.
Location: Minnesota, United States
Date Posted: 6/28/2012 12:47:21 PM
Waymark Code: WMEQR4
Since 1973, all incorporated towns were declared officially to be ‘cities’ by an act of the Minnesota Legislature. Ever wonder about those ‘little cities’? This series of 100 waymarks will take you to all corners of the great state of Minnesota to visit the 100 smallest of the incorporated cities in the state. All have a great story to tell.
This is the 48th of 100 of the cities described in the book LITTLE MINNESOTA. For Lastrup, a Century Farm is really the history of the city. When Virgil & Evelyn Ortman won the coveted award in 1981, the award symbolized the story of their families and the settlement of Lastrup. A Century Farm is a farm in the United States or Canada that has been officially recognized by a regional program documenting the farm has been continuously owned by a single family for 100 years or more. Some regions also have Sesquicentennial Farm (150 years) and Bicentennial Farm (200 years) programs.
Established as a post office point in 1898, Lastrup is one of the few small Minnesota cities that have never been connected to a railroad. Incorporated in 1916, the city is currently home to 104 persons.
This series of waymarks is tuned to getting people to visit these wonderful small communities before they disappear completely. To validate your ‘find’, please post a photo of you with your GPS at the coordinates and please relate a little tidbit about what you learned about the town and its people that is not in this narrative or the book. You can learn more about ‘LITTLE MINNESOTA’ by logging on to (visit link