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1 Local Geography: Wright County in the 1880s Grade 8 Buffalo Community Middle School Fall 2009

2 What was the largest city in Wright County in 1880?

3 Delano in 1880

4 What site advantages contributed to making Delano the countys largest?

5 1st RR Town in County

6 Only town with RR and river transportation

7 What was Delanos original name?

8 Crow River Crossing

9 What was Delano name after?

10 Railroad Superintendent

11 What was Wright Countys second largest city in 1880?

12 Monticello (1870)

13 Monticello (1884)

14 What were the main geographical advantages of Monticello in 1880?

15 Mississippi Dock

16 Mississippi Steam Boats

17 First town to be established in the county Most reliable and fastest connection to St. Paul

18 What was the third largest city in Wright County in 1880?

19 Downtown Clearwater

20 What geographical advantages did Clearwater have in 1880?

21 Most Land in Prairie

22 Mississippi River Connections

23 Logs in Mississippi near Clearwater

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25 Log Drivers

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27 Clearwater Ferry (1880)

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29 Clearwater Ferry (2008)

30 3 Sources of Water Power

31 Countys Largest General Store (est. 1861)

32 Clearwaters General Store (2008)

33 Largest Cities in Wright County ) DELANO407 2) MONTICELLO 290 3) CLEARWATER218

34 Cokato (1880) What was the fourth largest city in Wright County in 1880?

35 Railroad Large amount of land in prairie Small water power source on Sucker Creek What site advantages did Cokato have in 1880?

36 What was this citys original name? Moers Prairie

37 What famous event occurred in this city in 1883?

38 Wright Countys largest fire (1883)

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40 What was the fifth largest city in Wright County in 1880?

41 Rockford

42 What geographical advantages did Rockford have in 1880?

43 First bridge across the Crow R.

44 Water Power (Rockford Woolen Mills)

45 Water Power (Rockford Roller Mills)

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47 What was the sixth largest city in Wright County in 1880?

48 Buffalo

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50 Wright County Court House

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52 Original Oakley Store One of Buffalos Oldest Structures

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54 Original American Hotel One of Buffalos Oldest Structures

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56 Largest Cities in Wright County ) COKATO174 5) ROCKFORD159 6) BUFFALO143 1) DELANO407 2) MONTICELLO290 3) CLEARWATER218

57 What was the seventh largest city in Wright County in 1880?

58 Montrose Rail Depot

59 What city began as a milling site although their dam washed out three times?

60 Hanover

61 Hanover Saw Mill

62 Largest Cities in Wright County ) MONTROSE141 8) WAVERLY124 9) HANOVER104 1) DELANO407 2) MONTICELLO290 3) CLEARWATER218 4) COKATO174 5) ROCKFORD159 6) BUFFALO143

63 Main Wright County Products 1880

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67 Ginseng


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