Minnesota: Lyon County

Lyon County (pop. 25,857) is just east of Lincoln County.

More than half the people in Lyon County live in Marshall (pop. 13,680), the county seat.

U.S. Highway 59 is Main Street through downtown Marshall.

Southwest Minnesota State University opened in Marshall in 1967.

SMSU has about 3,500 students.

Schwan Food Company, headquartered in Marshall, is one of the largest frozen-food companies in the U.S.

A Schwan product

The town of Ghent (pop. 370) was named for Ghent, Belgium.

The city of Tracy (pop. 2,163) was hit by an F5 tornado on June 13, 1968, killing nine persons and injuring 150.

The Tracy tornado

Camden State Park is along the Redwood River in Lyon County.

It was developed in the 1930s.


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