Breckenridge Historical

Breckenridge Historical (HM1WU0)

Location: Breckenridge, MN 56520 Wilkin County
Country: United States of America

N 46° 16.222', W 96° 35.232'

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Named for John C. Breckenridge, vice-president of the United States from 1857 to 1861, the town was laid out in 1857. On August 23, 1862, its citizens were warned that the Sioux Indians were planning a raid on the town, and most of them fled to Fort Abercrombie. Scoffing at the warning, three men - Edward Russell, Charles Battle, and Martin Fehrenbach - stayed behind and were killed by the Indians. After the Sioux Uprising, Breckenridge remained a virtual ghost town until 1871 when the St. Paul and Pacific Railroad reached here and ushered in a period of booming growth.
HM NumberHM1WU0
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Date Added Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 at 9:02am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14T E 685914 N 5126917
Decimal Degrees46.27036667, -96.58720000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 16.222', W 96° 35.232'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 16' 13.32" N, 96° 35' 13.92" W
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Area Code(s)218
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 500-698 State Hwy 9, Breckenridge MN 56520, US
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