Olmsted County Places - Laird
LAIRD, a railway station and post office in section 26, Eyota twp., was named in honor of William Harris Laird, of Winona, who was born in Union county, Pa., February 24, 1833, and died at a hospital in Baltimore, Md., February 5, 1910. He came to Minnesota in 1855, settling in Winona, and in the firm of Laird, Norton and Co., formed in 1856, engaged extensively in lumbering and lumber manufacturing. He was donor of the Public Library building in Winona, and president of the trustees of Carleton College. The station was 3 1/2 miles southeast of Eyota.
MINNESOTA GEOGRAPHIC NAMES Their Origin and Historic Significance amd from the 1940 Rochester City & Olmsted County, Minnesota Directory, published by Keiter Directory Co.
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