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How did Bird Island Get It's Name?

 Some people may think that if a town has the word "island" in it, it should have an island, but there is no island here anymore.  Many years ago about one and a half miles southwest of Bird Island there was a 60 acre island surrounded by sloughs.  The island was filled with many huge, beautiful trees, that were a refuge for thousands of birds.

With the help of ditches and tile the island soon disappeared.  Now it has become valuable productive farmland. 

 

 
 
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Last modified: July 6, 2006