LITTLE MINNESOTA - 49
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Posted by: DAILLFARM
N 47° 30.733 W 095° 38.139
15T E 301552 N 5265454
Quick Description: This is the 49th of 100 of the cities described in the book LITTLE MINNESOTA.
Location: Minnesota, United States
Date Posted: 6/28/2012 12:52:33 PM
Waymark Code: WMEQR6
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 49th of 100 of the cities described in the book LITTLE MINNESOTA. Lengby was first settled about 1883 when Swedish settlers arrived. The post office was established in 1890 as Columbia with Carl Hasselton as postmaster. In 1898 when the Great Northern Railway came and the first buildings were erected, the post office was changed to Lengby, a distortion of Lindby, as it was supposed to be named to honor a local settler named Lindahl with the addition of the Swedish by, meaning "village." Lengby was incorporated in 1904 and is currently the home to 86 persons.
The old Lengby School, built with bricks manufactured by the Lengby Lumber, Brick & Fuel Company in 1905 at a cost of $3,000.00, still stands next to the town baseball field. The school closed in 1969 and is in the process of renovation as an artist’s retreat.
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