Dakota Datebook: Wyndmere


March 27, 2023

The Northern Pacific Railroad townsite of Wyndmere was established in 1883. It was named for Windermere Lake, Westmorelandshire, England, whose name is derived from "wynd," meaning a narrow lane, and "mere," meaning pool or lake . . . Wyndmere!

The post office was established January 7, 1884, and the Soo Line Railroad crossed the Northern Pacific tracks there in 1888, at which time a new place...

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