In 1871 railroad lines were built in Stevens County. That railroad tent town was the start of what would become the City of Morris. With the coming of the railroad, Morris became the center for railroad crews building further north. Mr. C.A. Morris, Chief Engineer for the St. Paul & Pacific Railroad, wrote his name on a board and tacked it to the depot, thus giving the town a name.
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the Morris community. The pandemic may have made for a slower start but it should not go unnoticed. Therefore suggestions for things that can be done, possibly during Prairie Pioneer Days, are needed.Volunteers are also needed.
The Stevens County Times will take names and suggestions so they can be passed on to the proper city organizations who will be planning the celebration. It is hoped to get a group of volunteers to work on ideas and share them with these organizations.
The Stevens County Times will also be putting together a book about the history of the town. If you would like to be included as an advertiser or have any historical pictures or information, please let us know.
If you have a suggestion or would like to volunteer, please email the Times at firstname.lastname@example.org.