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...