Where is Norwegian Ridge?Norwegian Ridge was an early name for the area around Spring Grove, Minnesota, where many Norwegian immigrants established their farms and families in America. Read more...
Tag Archives: Houston County
Beyond answering why a place is called as it is, researching place names can evoke the character of a people through the history, the spirit, and the concerns and triumphs reflected in the names chosen for their communities and resources. … Continue reading
Black Hammer is so-named because Knud Olsen Bergo came upon the prairie bluff after a wildfire blackened its sides, and Money Creek was named after a gust of wind blew the contents of an unlucky early settler’s wallet into the … Continue reading
Early railroads (and their tycoons) were the beneficiaries of a great gift from the government: to run rail lines to the West, railroads were typically granted every odd-numbered section for six or so miles on each side of the tracks … Continue reading