It was on this date in 1908 that the Watab Dam for the Sartell Paper Mill was finished. The Watab Pulp and Paper Company was formed by a group of investors from Wisconsin and the company began constructing the paper mill in Sartell in 1905.
It was on this date in 1883 that Buffalo Bill Cody came to St. Cloud and stayed at the Central House Hotel. But we almost never found out about Buffalo Bill's stay here except for an old tattered piece of paper stuffed in the hotel's walls.
It was on this date in 1854 that the first white child was born in Stearns County. Our "This Date In Central Minnesota History" series is a cooperative effort between 98 Country and The Stearns History Museum.
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