Pokegama, Minnesota facts for kids
|Location of the community of Pokegama
within Pokegama Township, Pine County
|Elevation||932 ft (284 m)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|ZIP code||55030 and 55063|
|GNIS feature ID||649613|
Pokegama is an unincorporated community in Pokegama Township, Pine County, Minnesota, United States; along the Pokegama Lake. Its name in Ojibwe is Bakegamaang, meaning "at the side-lake", referring to Pokegama Lake's position to the Snake River.
Originally an Ojibwa village, Pokegama housed a Presbyterian Mission ran by Frederick Ayer, claiming to print the first Christian Bible in the Ojibwe language in Minnesota.
As of 2004, Pokegama held the Minnesota state record low temperature records for March (-49 F in 1897), November (-45 F in 1896), and December (-57 F in 1898).
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