Monday, January 9, 2017

Otter Tail County and World War I


A rather difficult to find book of local note is Otter Tail County Minnesota in the World War, published in 1919. The Otter Tail County Historical Society has a copy that is in tough shape, but still accessible.

The only other copy I am aware of is owned by the Herdman family. Byron Herdman shared his family's copy of the book with me and while there is no image of a sendoff from Parkers Prairie (unlike an interesting image of a sendoff for the troops in Henning) there is images of soldiers from Parkers Prairie itself. Click here to view these images.

This is a fascinating book and I have a couple of photocopied. If you ever want to look through them, just send me an email and I would be happy to borrow them out.