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Crosslake historical marker returned after Dollar General construction

Pictured is the crew who helped restore the historical Butterfield homestead marker to its original place after the construction of a new Dollar General in Crosslake. Pictured, from left, are: Steve Roe, Tom White, Dodo Fraser, Tony Donato, Leo Fraser and Michael Fraser. Submitted Photo

A sign marking the Butterfield homestead in Crosslake has returned to its spot after the construction of the new Dollar General.

Dodo Fraser, charter member of the Crosslake Area Historical Society, asked permission to restore the sign to its original spot after the Dollar General was built. Crews met Friday, Nov. 17, to do just that.

Horace G. Butterfield is honored as a local pioneer. He and his family moved to Crow Wing County in 1894 and first resided in what is now Fifty Lakes. He later moved to what is now Crosslake and was instrumental in organizing Watertown Township. He served as township clerk and postmaster for several years.