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Local Geography: Wright County in the 1880s Grade 8 Buffalo Community Middle School Fall 2009
What was the largest city in Wright County in 1880?
Delano in 1880
What site advantages contributed to making Delano the countys largest?
1st RR Town in County
Only town with RR and river transportation
What was Delanos original name?
Crow River Crossing
What was Delano name after?
What was Wright Countys second largest city in 1880?
What were the main geographical advantages of Monticello in 1880?
Mississippi Steam Boats
First town to be established in the county Most reliable and fastest connection to St. Paul
What was the third largest city in Wright County in 1880?
What geographical advantages did Clearwater have in 1880?
Most Land in Prairie
Mississippi River Connections
Logs in Mississippi near Clearwater
Clearwater Ferry (1880)
Clearwater Ferry (2008)
3 Sources of Water Power
Countys Largest General Store (est. 1861)
Clearwaters General Store (2008)
Largest Cities in Wright County 1880 1) DELANO407 2) MONTICELLO 290 3) CLEARWATER218
Cokato (1880) What was the fourth largest city in Wright County in 1880?
Railroad Large amount of land in prairie Small water power source on Sucker Creek What site advantages did Cokato have in 1880?
What was this citys original name? Moers Prairie
What famous event occurred in this city in 1883?
Wright Countys largest fire (1883)
What was the fifth largest city in Wright County in 1880?
What geographical advantages did Rockford have in 1880?
First bridge across the Crow R.
Water Power (Rockford Woolen Mills)
Water Power (Rockford Roller Mills)
What was the sixth largest city in Wright County in 1880?
Wright County Court House
Original Oakley Store One of Buffalos Oldest Structures
Original American Hotel One of Buffalos Oldest Structures
Largest Cities in Wright County 1880 4) COKATO174 5) ROCKFORD159 6) BUFFALO143 1) DELANO407 2) MONTICELLO290 3) CLEARWATER218
What was the seventh largest city in Wright County in 1880?
Montrose Rail Depot
What city began as a milling site although their dam washed out three times?
Hanover Saw Mill
Largest Cities in Wright County 1880 7) MONTROSE141 8) WAVERLY124 9) HANOVER104 1) DELANO407 2) MONTICELLO290 3) CLEARWATER218 4) COKATO174 5) ROCKFORD159 6) BUFFALO143
Main Wright County Products 1880
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