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    1. Re: [MN-GHOSTTOWNS] Wirt, Wert
    2. Margit
    3. http://mnplaces.mnhs.org/upham/ Itasca County WIRT Township was named by O. E. Walley, its first settler, probably for a township in New York or a county in West Virginia, where the name was given in honor of William Wirt (1772-1834), who was the attorney general of the United States, 1817-29. The village in sections 10 and 15 was established as a logging supply station on the Minneapolis and Rainy River Railway; its post office began in 1874 and was changed to a community post office in 1974. Elias O. Walley was the first settler, opening a store and becoming the first postmaster. The first site was on the north side of the Big Fork River with a store, a post office, and a hotel; the present community is across the river on the site of a former logging town, called Stanley by the railroad. _________________ Margit in Minnesota http://norwaytoamerica.blogspot.com/ "You will never know, unless you ask!" On Jan 12, 2009, at 9:49 PM, lori Scholes wrote: > Looking for the town of Wirt (or Wert.) Could be in St. Louis County. > Family history states that my Grandmother had lived there. Thank > you for > your help! > > ==== MN-GHOSTTOWNS Mailing List ==== > [email protected] > > To contact the List Administrator: > Rick Berkheiser, [email protected] > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to [email protected] > with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and > the body of the message >

    01/13/2009 12:48:09
    1. Re: [MN-GHOSTTOWNS] Wirt, Wert
    2. lori Scholes
    3. Margit, thank you. This is very helpful. In fact, as part of my family research I will purchase the book. Another question, Was there/is there an Indian reservation located close to Wirt? Thanks again. -Lori -----Original Message----- From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Margit Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 6:48 AM To: [email protected] Subject: Re: [MN-GHOSTTOWNS] Wirt, Wert http://mnplaces.mnhs.org/upham/ Itasca County WIRT Township was named by O. E. Walley, its first settler, probably for a township in New York or a county in West Virginia, where the name was given in honor of William Wirt (1772-1834), who was the attorney general of the United States, 1817-29. The village in sections 10 and 15 was established as a logging supply station on the Minneapolis and Rainy River Railway; its post office began in 1874 and was changed to a community post office in 1974. Elias O. Walley was the first settler, opening a store and becoming the first postmaster. The first site was on the north side of the Big Fork River with a store, a post office, and a hotel; the present community is across the river on the site of a former logging town, called Stanley by the railroad. _________________ Margit in Minnesota http://norwaytoamerica.blogspot.com/ "You will never know, unless you ask!" On Jan 12, 2009, at 9:49 PM, lori Scholes wrote: > Looking for the town of Wirt (or Wert.) Could be in St. Louis County. > Family history states that my Grandmother had lived there. Thank > you for > your help! > > ==== MN-GHOSTTOWNS Mailing List ==== > [email protected] > > To contact the List Administrator: > Rick Berkheiser, [email protected] > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to [email protected] > with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and > the body of the message > ==== MN-GHOSTTOWNS Mailing List ==== [email protected] To contact the List Administrator: Rick Berkheiser, [email protected] ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to [email protected] with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    01/13/2009 02:53:12