Named for the Eggleston brothers who were among the earliest settlers here: John and Joseph arrived in 1855 and were joined a short time later by Harlan and Ira. The village was home to a railroad station beginning in 1871 that served Prairie Island but was never more than a handful of businesses with a post office. Both the railroad and the post office are long gone and the town today is mostly a collection of mobile homes. And yet I write about it.

Heading upriver? Check out Prairie Island Indian Community.

Heading downriver? Check out Red Wing.

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© Dean Klinkenberg, 2011

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About the Author:

Dean Klinkenberg, the Mississippi Valley Traveler, is on a mission to explore the rich history, diverse cultures, and varied ecosystems of the Mississippi River Valley, from the Headwaters in northern Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. He is the author of Rock Island Lines, a mystery, and several guidebooks for the Mississippi Valley.

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