The final Government Land Sale in Thief River Falls

  • June 20, 2015

One hundred and eleven years ago today (June 20, 1904), the final Government Land Sale took place in Thief River Falls. A crowd of towns people and hopeful settlers gathered on the north side of the old Washington School to watch as the last 93,000 acres of surveyed land were sold. The town had been established just 17 years prior.

Photo courtesy of the Pennington County Historical Society.

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