Do you know how the town of Badger received her name?
A group of soldiers stationed 10 miles south at Fort Dodge in the early 1850's,
were crossing a creek with their dogs when they came across a badger. They quickly
commanded the dogs to attack this strange creature. To their surprise the outcome
of this fight was, dogs 0, badger 2. They shot the badger, and carried it back to
the Fort. This incident gave the creek its name, and later the town was named for
the creek which flows west of it.
The Fort was originally named Fort Clarke, but in the spring of 1851, the name was
changed to Fort Dodge, in honor of General Grenville Dodge.
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