Reads Landing, Minnesota facts for kids
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Main Street (circa 1872)
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The community is located between Lake City and Wabasha along U.S. Highway 61 at the junction with Wabasha County Road 77.
Reads Landing is located within section 24 of Pepin Township. Other nearby places include Reads Landing Park and Reads Landing Overlook.
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Reads Landing was platted in 1856. Around 1878, the community had various commercial and transportation buildings, but later those businesses moved to Wabasha. The post office began in 1850 and still operates today. At one time, Reads Landing was considered a possible site for the Minnesota state capital.
The old Reads Landing School Building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, houses the Wabasha County Museum.
- James Huff Stout (1848–1910), former Wisconsin legislator and businessman; lived in Reads Landing.
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