A Little History Trivia About Places in our Community!

By Carol Becker

     Nelson Park, 401 3rd Ave. SW –  is the latest project of the Eagle Bend Area Development Corporation. The park will provide recreational opportunities for all ages and has a shelter/picnic area. EBADC held a contest to develop the logo, “Eagle Bend – Minnesota’s Hometown” which is

being used as a fund raiser; printed on T-shirts, caps and a cookbook.


     The Eagle Bend Museum/Library, 127 Main St. East – Donations and numerous fund raisers were held to build a handicapped accessible facility to house the museum and the library, a branch of the Great River Regional Library System. The museum is maintained by the Eagle Bend Historical Society. (Open hours for the museum are posted in the window.)


      Eagle Valley High School, 405 Main St. West. Built in the 1940s by the Work Project Administration (WPA). Its three levels are composed of poured cement with local workers trundling the cement to the upper level in wheel barrows. The interior floors in the main structure are terrazzo. The auditorium/gymnasium was added about 1950.


      The Wedner Stone House, intersection of Central Avenue and U.S. Highway 71. George Wedner had advertised that he would pay the freight on any unusual stones people would send him. From the collection, he chose the ones to build the house. Although it is privately owned, and not open to the public,

people passing through Eagle Bend stop along the highway to admire and photograph the beautiful stonework.


      Hess Implement, U.S. Highway 71. The only remaining farm implement dealer in Todd County.


      The Eagle monument, U.S. Highway 71 rest area (across from Hess Implement).

The eagle was sculpted by Peter Quirt and dedicated to early settlers during Eagle Bend’s centennial observance in 1983.


      Eagle Bend Senior Citizens Center, 129 Main St. East. Another project of the local citizenry who wanted a place for seniors to meet and socialize. The center also provides nutrition meals for seniors onsite as well as home-delivered or transported to neighboring town’s senior centers.


      Double Eagle Golf Course and Supper Club, 31886 County Road 3 (about 5 miles south of Eagle Bend) is another first of its kind. The golf course’s unique layout features a nine-hole reverse course that provides 18 different holes. A pro shop and supper club are also on the premises.