This Day in Minnesota History

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Today's Date: February 16

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Faribault is platted (surveyed and mapped). Trader Alexander Faribault had settled there in 1826.


The Minnesota State Agricultural Society is incorporated, replacing the territorial society that had previously existed.


The Waseca County Horse Thief Detectives are organized in Wilton. One of several such settler-colonist groups, it would continue to hold social meetings after 1880 and, when horse-thieving became a thing of the past, it would focus its energies on tracing stolen cars.