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Term: Nelson [origin of place name]

Definition: James Nelson, an Englishman, settled on the Mississippi, at the mouth of the Chippewa, probably in the early 1840's. He was there in 1844, and the place was already known as Nelson's Landing.

[Source: Curtiss-Wedge. History of Buffalo and Pepin Counties, Wisconsin. p.934]

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