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1By Jennifer Hallfielder SECTIONS OF MINNESOTABy Jennifer Hallfielder
2Bogs-Wetlands in the Northeast Explore MinnesotaBluff CountryIn the SoutheastSouthern Prairiesin the SouthwestHeartlandIn the NorthwestBogs-Wetlands in the Northeast
3The Bluffs in Southeastern, MN Counties on atlas page 34 include: Dakota Goodhue Wabasha Dodge Olmsted
4KARST COUNTRYThis area southeast of the Twin Cities has often been referred to as “Driftless”.Sheets of ice and “drift” from the most recent Ice Ages do not impact this area.However, geologist argue this area did indeed experience the effects of the Ice Ages and refers to it as Karst country.“Karst” comes from the word “karra” which is translated to mean “stone”.
5Dakota County, MN Located in the NW corner Waters:Vermillion RiverTrout BrookPine CreekMud Hen LakesLake IsabelleRebecca LakeGores PoolLake ByllesbyCannon RiverMississippi RiverPoints of Interest:Gores Pool State Wildlife Management AreaThe Great Mississippi and Southeast Minnesota TourWillow Ridge Landing StripLake Byllesby Regional Park CampgroundVeterans Park
6Featured City HASTINGS Population 22,172 10.1 sq miles of land .9 sq miles of waterHastings was named after Henry Hastings Sibley, Minnesota’s first governor.St. Croix River and Mississippi River come together near Hastings1871 First Courthouse was built and is the second oldest building in MNLock & Dam No. 2 built in 1930 by Army Corps of Engineers1880 Railroad came from Stillwater developed “Switch Hub” allowing agriculture and logging products into HastingsGo see the Norris House in the Residential Historic District-Built in and is OCTOGONAL in shape
7Goodhue County, MN Borders Dakota County to the east Waters:Points of Interest:Bitter CreekRichard Dorer MemorialBette CreekHardwood State ForestButler CreekHay Creek TrailsCannon RiverHay CreekPrairie Indian ReservationShingle CreekClark ValleyNorth ForkZumbro RiverCannon Valley TrailSpring CreekMississippi RiverTrout Brook Creek
8Featured City RED WING Population: 23rd MOST HISTORIC place to visit according to National Geographic in the WORLD!Population:Total population: 15,681Urban population: 14,055Rural population: 1,626(11 farm, 1,615 nonfarm)
9History: St. James Hotel 1875 Discovered in 1680 by Father Hennepin, a Franciscan priest.1850 Settlers came from steamboats and farmed the land with wheat.By 1873 they were the top supplier/producer of wheat in the country.Indian talisman occupied this land and Red Wing was only referred to as the acting Chief’s nameSt. James Hotel 1875West Third Street
10Began in the late 1800’s until the closing of the plant in 1967. Red Wing is located southeast of the Twin Cities and sits at the foot of the bluffs that overlook the Mississippi River.Bald Eagles migratehere in FebruaryPottery:Began in the late 1800’s until the closing of the plant in 1967.Artware, dinnerware, stoneware and odds and ends types of pottery were offered
11Wabasha County, MN borders Goodhue County to the east Waters:Cold Creek RiverZumbro RiverRyan’s BaySilver SpringWest Albany CreekGilbert CreekPoints of Interest:Zumbro ValleyRattle Snake Point
12Featured City Zumbro Falls Population: 177 Things to do in Zumbro Falls:GolfingCanoeingFishingCamping22 Businesses1 Cemetery1 Church1 City ParkVisit in May during the Ripplin River Daze complete with medallion hunt, face painting, funky hair dos, bake sale, bean bag tournament and Business Appreciation Day
13History of Zumbro Falls In 1817 Zumbro River was discovered by Major Stephen Long.The river was named “Riviers des Embarrass” or River of Difficulties.1855 the Tibbetts brother were the first settlers.1866 Benjamin Clark moved in and built a dam to start up a gristmill just above the rapids.The dam created a small falls and the name Zumbro Falls was born.1877 town hosted Midland Railroad through its town.February 28, 1898 town became Incorporated
14Dodge County, MN borders Goodhue Co to the south The surface of the county in the northern and central parts is high and rolling, and well drained, being as well suited for grain raising as any land in the state;
15Olmsted County, MN Borders east of Dodge French settlers were first to arrive in 1660Sioux Indians relinquish land in 1853Named after David Olmsted, in 1848. He also was the first Mayor of St. Paul in 1854In 1857 gold flecks were found in the Zumbro River a gold rush followed but it ended quickly in the spring of 1858 and the Oronoco economy slowedVisit The Douglas State Trail, canoe or camp along the Zumbro River and enjoy Cedar Beach just outside of Oronco to the west.Population of Oronoco: 1300Median Age: 37.9Median Income: $81, 863
16The Prairies in Southwestern, MN Counties in this atlas page area include: Kandiyohi Swift Chippewa Renville
17The Southern PrairiesEuropean immigrants arrive in Minnesota to farm in the 1850’s.They recognize the rich soil of the prairies and today we have less than one percent of the original prairie grasses.Farmers plowed up the nutrient rich soil and planted crops.Today this area is one of the largest producers of sugar beets, corn, soy beans, hogs, turkeys and winter wheat.
18And many many more lakes and rivers! Kandyohi County, MNWatersNorway Lake Middle Lake Games Lake Green Lake Mud Lake Nest Lake Wagonga Lake Lake LillianBig Kandiyohi LakeSwan LakeLake KasotaLake MinnetogaLake ElizabethElla LakeLake CarrieStevens LakeOlson LakeOtter LakeJohnson LakeWoodcock LakeLake FloridaWilmar LakeFoot LakeAnd many many more lakes and rivers!
19Points of Interest: Glacial Lakes State Trail Wilmar Municipal Airport Sibley State ParkSalisbury BeachCounty Park
20Featured City Wilmar, MN Population: 19068 Increase of 4.7% since the last censesDuring the workweek increases to 40,000First settlers came in the 1850’s because of the rich landsAfter the 1862 Sioux Uprising the town was left deserted1869 the railroad brought new settlers, mostly Norwegian and SwedishWilmar was incorporated as a city in 1901 after a man named Leon Wilmar purchased the title to Section 1 and made a village in 1874 and into a city thereafter
21Historic Sites in Wilmar The Sperry HouseThe Barn TheaterThe Mikkelson CollectionClassic and Antique BoatsFromThe Pioneer Museum
22SWIFT COUNTY, MN WATERS: POINTS OF INTEREST: School Lake Mud CreekMonson LakeSpring CreekShakopee CreekPOINTS OF INTEREST:Swift Falls ParkAppleton Off Highway Vehicle ParkMonson Lake State ParkSwift County 1895
23County named after governor This County was named after Minnesota’s first governor, Henry Swift who served in 1863.On February 18, 1870 Swift County received its name and was organized.Population began at just 600 people in 1870 and increased increased to 7,472 and in 1900 the population had reached 13,503.Peder filed intent of citizenship on Novemeber 3, 1888Swift County Courthouse
24CHIPPEWA COUNTY, MN Waters: Points of Interest: BUNDE Hawk Creek Borders the southeast corner of Swiftand to the west of KandyohiWaters:Hawk CreekJudicial DitchJudicial Ditch Number OneJudicial Ditch Number TwoJudicial Ditch Number EightPoints of Interest:BUNDE
25Post office or even a restaurant! BUNDE, MNFEATURED CITYActually a VILLAGE of Clara CityUnincorporatedTHE ONLYtown on my journey thatdid NOT have a bar, hotel,gas station,Post office or even a restaurant!Population:50At 1990 Census2000 CensusDROPPED TO ONLY 25
26RENVILLE COUNTY, MN south of Kandiyohi and Chippewa Counties WATERSJudicial Ditch Number Eight Chetamba Creek County Ditch 104 County Ditch 119 Sacred Heart Creek County Ditch Number Forty-five Buffalo CreekCounty DitchNumber ThirteenWest Fork Beaver CreekNumber Thirty-oneNumber Fifty-nineEast Fork Beaver Creek
27Points of interest RENVILLE Renville County Historical Museum Bird Island’s Wing Ding Days Sugar Beet Days History of the City of Renville: Named after a French and Dakota descendant, Joseph Renville. Railroad reaches Renville in 1878 Incorporated in 1906 Home of the World’s Largest Sugar Beet PlantRENVILLECOUNTY, MN south of Kandiyohi and Chippewa CountiesPopulation: 1300
28Sugar Beet CropRenville City HallMasonic burial in RenvilleCounty Courthouse
29Northeastern MN The Bogs, Iron Range and Arrowhead Region Counties on atlas page 88 include: St. Louis County Lake County
30History of the Northern Coniferous Forest Is an area filled with ice scoured bedrock from glaciers thousands of years agoTerminal moraines and highlands formed by glaciers created the North Shore HighlandsPart of the Canadian Shield where molten rock from deep within the earth tried to force its way upwardEarthquakes eventually created sedimentary rocks which were turned into metamorphic rocks by the heat and pressure of the earthquakes.Rainy Lobe and Superior Lobe responsible for northeastern Minnesota’s surface features.Northeastern MN was NEVER covered by an ocean
31St. Louis County, MN bordering south of Ontario and west of Lake County WATERS OF THE NORTHBoundary Waters Canoe Area WildernessVermillion LakeWolf LakeMud LakeBurntside River Fall LakeWhite Iron LakeBass LakeGarden LakeShagawa LakeAND MANY MOREBurntside LakeShagawa River
32Points of Interest BWCA Burntside State Forest Norway Trail Bear Island State ParkBurntside State ForestEly Municipal AirportKabetogama State ForestLake Janette State ForestAngleworm TrailSioux Hustler TrailNorway TrailBass Lake TrailPoints of InterestSuperior National ForestBWCASandbar Island
33Superior National Forest Sioux Hustler TrailSuperior National ForestPortaging in the BWCA
34Ely, MN Featured City Things to do: International Wolf Center BWCA Population: at 2000 Census3460 at 2010 CensusMedian Age: 40.8Things to do:International Wolf CenterBWCANorth American Bear CenterBlueberry Arts FestivalDorothy Molter MuseumHarvest Moon Festival
35Serenity worth the portages! Trips to ElySunsets in the BWCASerenity worth the portages!
37My TOP 10 FAVORITE RANGE PLACES TO VISIT The drive up the North ShoreThe last stop before Mudro Lakewas the Chainsaw Sisters SaloonGunflint Trail
38A weekend at the lake with friends Burntside LakeDrive out of Ely on Highway 1, this was the first time I saw a moose so close up! It was incredible! I pulled as close to the side of the road as possible and watched…the moose seemed to be “hiding” behind a small birch tree as if I couldn’t see him. So funny!A weekend at the lake with friendsA great experience is the Tower-Soudan Mine! You travel about one mile underground so be sure to bring a jacket! It’s amazing to be that far underground and learn about mining as we toured the mine riding in the rail carts.
39Voyageurs National Park Fall foliage in the parkNot uncommon to see mooseMarsh areas in the park
40Getting lost in the serenity of the Boundary Waters Taking a drive in the fall up the Echo Trail and stopping in Buyck for a burger. ***Be careful on the drive, it is a very winding road and tough to see oncoming traffic and critters!Getting lost in the serenity of the Boundary Waters
41NUMBER TEN BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL A great opportunity to meet with old friends!Chainsaw SculptingMusicCrafters and FOODMy favorite ALL TIME food isFRIED BREADI GOTTA HAVE IT!!!!
42Lake County, MN borders to the east of St. Louis County BWCASuperior National ForestBear Island State ForestFall LakeWhite Iron LakeSilver Rapids LodgePlaces to visit including camping,canoeingfishing and hiking while inLakeCounty
43Lake County in the Arrowhead Approximately covers 2062 square milesFun FactsIron ore discovered in 1868Population:10,86650.3% Male49.7% FemaleHome of Historical shipwrecksAverage drive time to work is just 20.2 minutesDakota and Ojibwa first to inhibit the area5.2 People per square mileJust 248 people in 1860 falling to 135 in 18702009 Median Household income: $48,698
44Did you know….. Featured Lake: White Iron White Iron is a Sentinel Lake-it was formed by the Canadian Shield and is a Cold Water lakeIt has a watershed covering 595,864 acresDeepest at 43 feetHas a high abundance ofWalleye, Cisco andYellow perchThe Kawishiwi River enters at the south end of the lake creating a short residence time (45 days) for the lake
45Northwestern MN where the prairie meets the north woods Counties on atlas page 71 include: Beltrami County Clearwater County Hubbard County
46Heartland HistoryLake Agassiz and Wadena Lobe are responsible for much of the present land-surface featuresConiferous forest has pine forest, boreal forest, and peat lands that formed on extensive plains left behindLake Agassiz Plain is one of the most level areas in North America which covers approximately 15,690 square miles.
47Beltrami County, MN borders to the east of Clearwater County and to the north of Hubbard County Points of Interest:Mississippi Headwaters State ForestRed Lake Indian ReservationBuena Vista State ForestBear Den LandingPine Point LandingIron Bridge LandingMoberg Seaplane BaseLake Bemidji State ParkBemidji Beltrami County AirportWaters:Lake BemidjiMiss LakeTurtle LakeLake CampellPuposky LakeLong LakeBalm LakePerch LakeSandy LakeAnd many many more!
48Beltrami CourthouseLoggers hard at workBeltrami County History Center
49Featured City Bemidji, MN Population in 2010: 13,431 Named from Ojibwe “Bay-may-ji-ga-maug” which means "lake that traverses another body of water“Home of 400 lakes covering 6, acresThe FIRST city on the Mississippi
50Carson’s Trading Post1894Paul Bunyan and BabeLake BemidjiOjibwe grass dancerResorts and Beaches76 feet deep
51Clearwater County, MN bordering to the west of Beltrami County Waters: Upper Rice Lake Mineria Lake Walker Brook Lake Daniel Lake Dahlberg Lake Berg Lake Mud Lake East Four Legged LakeStenlund LakeClearbrook LakeNels Olson LakeGust Anderson LakeBagley LakeSpike LakeArmstrong LakeMartin Rosen LakeFence LakeLong LakeSchoolhouse Lake
52Facts about Clearwater County Covers 995 square milesItasca State Park has one of Minnesota’s largest remaining old growth coniferous forests, in July the state flower the “lady slipper” blooms on the understory.Its name was taken from the Ojibwe word “gawakomitgweia,” which means “clear water”Home to the mighty Mississippi River mouthEstablished on December 20, 1902
53Visit these and many other attractions! Clearwater County Historical MuseumThenNowVisit these and many other attractions!Itasca State ParkRed Lake Indian ReservationOld Red Lake Trail and State WildlifeManagement AreaWanagan LandingLong Lake ParkWhite Earth State ForestTimertown Resort
54Hubbard County, MN border to the south of Beltrami County and to the east of Clearwater County Waters: LaSalle Lake Hennepin Lake Lake Hattie Wolf Lake Plantagenet Lake Spearhead Lake Evergreen Lake Beauty Lake Neuman Lake Lilypad Lake Hart LakePopulation in 2010: 20,428Population in 1890:1,412
55Hubbard County FactsFounded on February 26, 1883 and came from part of Cass CountyNamed after Lucius Frederick Hubbard who was the Governor of Minnesota from 1882 to 188776.93 square miles of waterPart of the greatest lakeshore summer-cottage beltItasca State Park is one of the few areaswith old-growth which includesred and white pines
57One of my favorite past times while on the lake (other than fishing) is patiently waiting for the loons to emerge from their dives. I love capturing the beautiful site and sounds of our state bird.
58The Loon by Walt Hardester Upon still waters she doth glide, Her mate no longer at her side. Loneliness now pervades her heart, Her lifelong love and she did part. The reason why she does not know, Just that it was his time to go. Alone she cries her sorrowful song, Hoping it won't be so long. That he and she will meet again, In a place that never ends. **AuthorsDen.com
60References:Hart and Ziegler. Landscapes of Minnesota. Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2008 Toren John. The Seven States of Minnesota. Nodin Press. Minneapolis, MN 2007 Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. June Explore Minnesota. June Visit Minnesota. June