Wahpeton, the county seat of Richland County, is the most industrialized city in North Dakota and is located on the headwaters of the Red River of the North in the picturesque Red River Valley. Wahpeton has a population of 3,600 and borders the neighboring Minnesota city of Breckenridge, the county seat of Wilkin county. Together, these two communities boast a population of 13,000. Wahpeton is home to the nationally-known North Dakota State College of Science, home of the Huskies.
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Wahpeton, the county seat of Richland County, is the most industrialized city in North Dakota and is located on the headwaters of the Red River of the North in the picturesque Red River Valley. Wahpeton has a population of 3,600 and borders the neighboring Minnesota city of Breckenridge, the county seat of Wilkin County. Together, these two communities boast a population of 13,000. Wahpeton is home to the nationally-known North Dakota State College of Science, home of the Huskies. Area attractions include the Prairie Rose Carousel, the famed Chahinkapa Zoo and "Wahpper" the World's Largest Catfish. A unique challenge awaits at the Bois de Sioux Golf Course with nine holes located in North Dakota and nine situated in Minnesota.
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Wahpeton North Dakota History
The first explorer in the area, in 1767, was Johathan Carver. He explored and mapped the northwest at the personal request of Major Robert Rogers, the commander of Fort Mackinac. Fort Mackinac was the British fort on Mackinac Island and protected the passage between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. In 1869, the first settler was Morgan T. Rich and, when other settlers arrived, they formed a tiny community they named "Richville." Wahpeton was originally called "Warpeotonwe" meaning "Leaf Village." Credit for suggesting the current name is given to an early settler named William Cooper. Initial growth was show but, in 1872, the St. Paul and Pacific Railway extended a line into Breckenridge, Minnesota. In 1876, a bridge was built across the Bois de Sioux River connecting Wahpeton and Breckenridge.
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