Fun Facts about the Sartell area
In 1805 Zebulon Pike traveled up the Mississippi River through this area
In 1836 Joseph Nicollet traveled up the Mississippi River and called this area "The Third Rapids" referring to it being the third rapids from St. Anthony's Falls in Minneapolis.
The Chippewa/Ojibwa and Dakota/Sioux called this area their home.
Peace Rock is an important Native American landmark.
Watab is named after the Tamarack and Jack Pine tree roots that grew on the creeks banks.
The Sartell High School first opened in 1970 and had a graduating class of 18 students.
The paper mills' various names: 1905 Watab Paper Company, 1946 St. Regis Paper Mill , 1984 Champion, 1998 International, 2006 Verso
1926 Matt DeZurik began the company named after his family. Dezuriks' is located on Riverside Ave.
The third primary grade school was built in 1933, it is now home to the Sartell-St. Stephen Community Education Program
There are 7 Century Farms in Sartell. The oldest two were founded in 1855.
The Village of Sartell was incorporated in 1907. What else was going on in 1907...........
United States President was Theodore Roosevelt Jr. and Vice President Charles Warren Fairbanks
Governor of Minnesota; John A. Johnson
Average US Income $897.00 year
First class stamp .02 cents
Car cost $500
House cost $4,500
Oklahoma becomes the country's 46th state
Inventions; Electric Washing Machine by the Chicago based Hurley Electric Laundry Company and the machine was named Thor
RMS Lusitania made its first voyage
December 31 was the first Ball drop in New York Times Square
Bankers Panic - financial crisis in October 1907
Hershey Kisses were introduced
Albert Einstein starts to put laws of gravity to Theory of Relativity
Rudyard Kipling awarded Nobel Prize
The Kingston, Jamaica Earthquake hit with 6.5 magnitude and was followed by a tsunami, causing 800-1000 deaths