LITTLE MINNESOTA - 90
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Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member DAILLFARM
N 48° 13.079 W 096° 24.353
14U E 692685 N 5343782
Quick Description: This is the 90th of 100 of the cities described in the book LITTLE MINNESOTA.
Location: Minnesota, United States
Date Posted: 6/29/2012 9:34:43 PM
Waymark Code: WMER1H
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Long Description:
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 90th of 100 of the cities described in the book LITTLE MINNESOTA. Viking organized in 1884, was named by Rev. Hans P. Hansen, a Norwegian Lutheran pastor in Warren. This Scandinavian word, often translated as "a sea king," more correctly denoted any member of the early medieval pirate crews of Northmen who during several centuries ravaged the coasts of western and southern Europe. The community began developing with the arrival of the railroad in 1905 with three elevators and a number of small businesses being established.
There is a marvelous treasure of rural Minnesota history located in this part of ‘Little Minnesota’. The Peters Museum houses a 1928 Model ‘A’ Ford, vintage farm tractors and a huge collection of farm & household collectibles. The museum also displays unusual ‘trench art’ from WWI, vases shaped from cannon shells by soldiers who spent hours in those trenches.
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)
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