Moorhead, Minnesota

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Moorhead is a town in Minnesota with a population of 32,177.[1] It is regarded as the twin city of Fargo, North Dakota, since they are right next to each other. The town was first built in 1870 near a natural crossing point for the Red River.[1] It was named after William G.Moorhead, who was a director of the Northern Pacific Railway.[1]

Musician Buddy Holly was on his way to Moorhead when he died in a plane crash. This was called "the Day that Music Died" in the song "American Pie", by Don McLean.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "City of Moorhead". ci.moorhead.mn.us. 2011 [last update]. http://www.ci.moorhead.mn.us/the_city/history.asp. Retrieved March 12, 2011.

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