Moorhead, Minnesota

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Moorhead is a town in Minnesota with a population of 44,505.[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.[2] It was named after William G.Moorhead, who was a director of the Northern Pacific Railway.[2]

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. "QuickFacts: Moorhead city, Minnesota". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 21, 2024.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "City of Moorhead". 2011. Archived from the original on April 2, 2011. Retrieved March 12, 2011.

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