Jannet Walsh

Murdock, it’s not on the map!

In Family, Genealogy, Minnesota Native Daughter on September 3, 2010 at 9:41 pm
Murdock is not on the map.
Those were the words of moving van driver on the day of my big move on Aug. 13, 2010 from Ocala, Florida to Murdock, Minnesota.  How could it be it’s not on the map?  My great-grand parents were pioneers in the area, specifically Dublin Township, before Murdock was incorporated in 1881, located in Swift County.
Could it be that Murdock is located near the fictitious Lake Woebegon or even worse, Brigadoon, a village in Scotland that appears every few hundred years?  How would I make the move to Murdock?
The solution was very  simple.  I made a photocopy of a detailed map and with the help of Global Positioning System, the move was completed.

Here is the map I gave to the moving van driver after he told me he could not find Murdock, Minnesota on the map and it must be a fictitious place.

I invite you to follow my “re-immigration” to my homeland in the rural community of Murdock, population 303, according to the 2000 U.S. Census Bureau.
The only skyscrapers I need are grain silos and church steeples.  I am a Minnesota Native Daughter.

Travel Facts from Ocala, Florida to Murdock, Minnesota
– Aug. 14, 2010 to Aug. 17, 2010
– Total distance 1,766 miles
– Four days travel by car
– Three overnight stops near Atlanta, St. Louis and Lincoln, Nebraska
– Number of rest stops – unknown

Native Minnesotan Jannet Walsh is a blogger, columnist, journalist, photojournalist, terrier owner, hula hooper and more!  Contact her at jannetwalsh@gmail.com.  View her other blog at http://jannetwalsh.blogspot.com/.

  1. Hi, this is a comment.To delete a comment, just log in and view the post's comments. There you will have the option to edit or delete them.

  2. We miss you Jannet!! Great Blog. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  3. No doubt you know your home town. Welcome home…The Lord will bless you with good people, a job and reconnect with old friends…

    Andrew seems to like it. No pain from him…

  4. Meant to say your comments were very interesting, as I am quite familiar with the people you mentioned.Will be following this site and hopefully corresponding from time to time, Jack. Kerkhoven native.

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