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Shell City: a tale of a town that went away

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The people of Wadena have a lot to learn from the abandoned townsite of Shell City along the northern edge of Wadena County, according to Richard Paper, chairman of the Wadena County Historical Society Board.

The WCHS is holding a tour of Shell City May 8 and Paper encourages people from Wadena to sign up. Shell City was an important townsite, Paper said. Founded by William Kindred in 1879, it developed in the same time frame Wadena did, but with a very different outcome.

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