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Thursday, February 24, 2011
The Histopolis Place-of-the-Day for Thursday, February 24, 2011 is Becker County in Minnesota.
"Becker County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2000, the population was 30,000. Its county seat is Detroit Lakes. A portion of the White Earth Indian Reservation extends into the county.
"Becker County became a county on March 18, 1858. It was named after Brigadier General George Loomis Becker. Becker was one of three men elected to congress when Minnesota became a state, but since Minnesota could only send two, Becker elected to stay behind, and he was promised to have a county named after him.
"The city of Detroit Lakes was founded by Colonel George Johnston in 1871, the city grew quickly with the construction of the Northern Pacific Railroad. In 1877, an election finally decided that Detroit Lakes, then known as Detroit, was to become the county seat. Detroit won the election by a ninety percent majority. Frazee, Lake Park, and Audubon were also in the running for the county seat.
"In 1884, Detroit Lakes had many businesses such as the Hotel Minnesota, the Lakes Hotel, a bank, a newspaper, and an opera house. The first courthouse was built that year also. In 1885, the first County Fire Department was constructed. In 1903, the Soo Line Railroads built a rail line through the county. Only one book has been published about Becker County, "History of Becker" was written by A.H. Wilcox in 1907."
Source: Becker County, Minnesota - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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|2||Jefferson City National Cemetery, Jefferson City, Jefferson Township, Cole County, Missouri|
|3||Roseburg Veterans Cemetery, Roseburg, Douglas County, Oregon|
|4||Union Confederate Monument, Union Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri|
|5||Quantico National Cemetery, Prince William County, Virginia|
|6||San Antonio National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas|
|7||Fort Bayard National Cemetery, Grant County, New Mexico|
|8||Kerrville National Cemetery, Kerrville, Kerr County, Texas|
|9||Biloxi National Cemetery, Biloxi, Supervisor District 5, Harrison County, Mississippi|
|10||Winchester National Cemetery, Winchester, Winchester City, Virginia|
|11||Alabama National Cemetery, Shelby County, Alabama|
|12||National Military Cemetery, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio|
|13||Saint Francois County, Missouri|
|14||Lincoln Parish, Louisiana|
|15||Conecuh County, Alabama|
|16||Saint Tammany Parish, Louisiana|
|17||Aroostook County, Maine|
|18||Sumner County, Tennessee|
|19||Hendricks County, Indiana|
|20||Carroll County, New Hampshire|
|21||Dakota County, Nebraska|
|22||Madison County, Kentucky|
|23||Allegany County, Maryland|
|24||Becker County, Minnesota|
|25||Mitchell County, North Carolina|
|26||Kootenai County, Idaho|
|27||Sumter County, South Carolina|
|28||Miami County, Kansas|
Note: The first Place-of-the-Day was in September 2010