The Upper Mississippi River includes communities along the river in Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota and South Dakota east of the Missouri River. It is anchored in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Before the arrival of European settlers, the area was inhabited by the Sioux Indians.
The first group of Euro-American settlers to reach the area in the 1820s was a party of four people, three horses, two mules, fifteen cattle, and two wagons. Like many towns of the Midwest, Aberdeen was built around the newly developing railroads. Officially plotted as a town site on January 3rd and officially founded on July 6, 1881, the date of the first arrival of a Milwaukee Railroad train.
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