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Spirit Lake

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When Dickinson County was organized in 1857, Spirit Lake became the county seat. The site of the town is a peninsula of land between Spirit Lake to the north and the two branches of Okoboji River to the south. Though visited by tourists because of nearby lakes, the town is not a typical resort-oriented community because of the presence of the county courthouse and the community's connection to the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad.

Writing Credits

Author: 
David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim

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