Founded: February 25, 1860
Named for: The Dakota word, "watanwan," meaning "fish bait," or "where fish bait abounds."
Countay Seat: St. James
Parent county: Brown
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MILITARY: WWI Casualty News-Siver Hagestande, Harold T. Mitchell
MILITARY: Soldiers-Anton K. Kumle, J. J. Noble, William B. Anderson, Ernest B. Olsen
OFFICIALS: Rosters-1878 Officials, 1895 Fire Wardens
OFFICIALS: News-James F. Crowley, Martin E. Dunn, C. L. Bohan
DIRECTORIES: 1878 Business Directory and Gazetteer
WILLS: Inheritance taxes-Charles Cooley, W. C. Cowen, George Hash, Samuel McLure, Henry Wadsworth
FAMILIES: Fredrick Miller Family, submitted by Judy Miller
OBITS: Mrs. Patrick Osborne, Anton A. Lunde, W. R. Estes, Caleb D. Ash, Arthur Crandall
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1895-Notorious Horse Thief Captured
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