The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Becker
BECKER, a N. W. county of Minnesota; area, 1,400 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 308. The Red river of the North has its source in Elbow lake, in the N. E. part of the county. Detroit lake, in the S. W. part, empties into the Red river, and White Earth lake, in the N. part, into Wild Rice river. Buffalo river, also a branch of the Red, drains the W. part, while the S. E. corner is watered by affluents of the Crow Wing river.