Wadena County's 'lost towns'
During its heyday in the late 1800s, Shell City was a bustling community along the banks of the Shell River in northern Wadena County.
The town - also known as Kindred - boasted a post office, hotel, school and several stores. A factory produced buttons from the abundant clams at the bottom of the river, and a stagecoach line transported wheat to the railroad at Verndale, 40 miles to the south.
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