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Local Geography: Wright County in 1920 Grade 8 Buffalo Community Middle School Fall 2009.

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1 Local Geography: Wright County in 1920 Grade 8 Buffalo Community Middle School Fall 2009

2 Largest Cities in Wright County 1920

3 What was the largest city in Wright County in 1920?

4 Largest Cities in Wright County ) BUFFALO1,460

5 Buffalo 1920

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7 Looking East on Division Street in Buffalo 1922

8 Division Street in Downtown Buffalo 2005

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10 Looking North on 1 st Avenue in 1920s

11 Looking North on 1 st Avenue in 2006

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14 Buffalo 1920

15 Buffalo 2006

16 Buffalo 2007

17 Buffalo remained a small town for many years. What event finally allowed it to spring to life?

18 Buffalo Depot in 1887

19 Buffalo Depot in 2008

20 What were Buffalos largest industries in 1920?

21 Buffalo Creamery in 1898

22 Buffalo Creamery in the 1960s

23 Former Creamery Location 2008

24 Lbs. of Butter produced in W.C – 115,675 lbs – 1,176,909 lbs – 498,430 lbs – 26 total creameries in the county

25 Other Buffalo Industries in 1920 Fish (Buffalo Lake had an inexhaustible supply) Summer Resorts Ice County Government Business

26 Courthouse in the 1920s

27 What was the second largest city in Wright County in 1920?

28 Largest Cities in Wright County ) BUFFALO1,460 2) DELANO1,031

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30 River Street in Delano around 1900

31 River Street in Delano around 1920

32 River Street in Delano in 2006

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34 Delano around 1920

35 Delano in 2006

36 What was the third largest city in Wright County in 1920?

37 Largest Cities in Wright County ) BUFFALO1,460 2) DELANO1,031 3) MONTICELLO 858

38 Monticello (1900)

39 Monticello (1920s)

40 Monticello 1920

41 Where was the first bridge built across the Mississippi in Wright County in 1920?

42 Monticello Bridge in 1894

43 Monticello Bridge in 2008

44 Largest Cities in Wright County ) BUFFALO1,460 2) DELANO1,031 3) MONTICELLO 858 4) COKATO 749 5) HOWARD LAKE 629

45 Largest Cities in Wright County ) BUFFALO1,460 2) DELANO1,031 3) MONTICELLO 858 4) COKATO 749 5) HOWARD LAKE 629 6) ANNANDALE 624 7) MAPLE LAKE 522 8) WAVERLY 460 9) MONTROSE ) CLEARWATER ) ROCKFORD ) HANOVER ) SMITH LAKE 180

46 Major Factors Influencing Wright County Settlement in 1920 Railroads continued to be dominant form of transportation technology –St. Michael remained a small town with no RR Water power is less important as electricity becomes common Urbanization becoming a force –People increasingly moving to cities Farming was increasingly mechanized –Fewer farmers needed/farms got larger Dairy farming had become countys major agricultural activity Creameries, resorts, lumber were countys major industries


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