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As you may have noticed on page 1 of this week's Citizen, our newspaper is about to embark on a journey through 150 years of Cottonwood County history.
The page 1 story, which was expertly researched and written by local historian Janelle Kay, explains that the county was organized by the state in the summer of 1870. And, it goes into report that county commissioners originally met in a city called Big Bend (which no longer exists) and that Windom was named county seat partly because of its access to the Sioux City and St. Paul Railroad.
As somewhat of a history buff, I was fascinated by the information Kay's research unveiled.
County history ideas
In recognition of our county's 150th anniversary, the Citizen has decided to publish one historical story per month.
No doubt readers will see stories about various cities and townships around the county, with details about their names and characteristics. And, folks can expect to see articles about weather events, health scares and maybe even a few strange occurrences.
However, the search is on for more ideas. That is where you, the reader, come in.
If you have an interesting topic, or a more specific story idea, by all means give me a call at 831-3455, or drop me an e-mail at rahnl@windomnews.com.
I look forward to hearing from you.




 

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