Thursday, November 15, 2007

Worthington, MN

Worthington is a great place to be! Even though it is one of the smallest towns in Minnesota, it has endless attractions! You will never be bored with all of the things to do including everything from water sports on Lake Okabena to shopping at the Northland mall! Because it is a northern state, the Worthington community enjoys all four seasons.
Lake Okabena is a very popular place for the community members. It is located close to the downtown and is a central part of the life of Worthington for many years. Many community members love to spend time on the lake year round. It is a pretty view in the winter and summer and provides many with endless activities.
Since Worthington is located in Minnesota, the winters provide endless fun. Activities range from everything from Snowmobiling to ice skating to ice fishing! You will never be bored in this small town because there is always something going on or something to do.
Worthington is a city in Nobles County, Minnesota. The population was 11,283 at the 2000 census, so it is a pretty small town that is nice and personal. The interesting history of Worthington contributes to its many benefits. The city was first settled in the 1870s as Okabena Station on a line of the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway, later the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad where steam engines would take on water from Lake Okabena. More people came to the town with a man named A.P. Miller from Ohio who was from a firm called the National Colony Organization. He named Worthington after his wife's maiden name.
Another interesting fact is the man who started Dayton's Department Store (now called Macy's) was a banker and work with real estate in Worthington before moving to Minneapolis. His house is now restored and a well known attraction known as the 1890 Dayton House.
Here is a picture of a museum in Worthington:

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