The New Student's Reference Work/Austin, Minn.
Austin, Minn., a city, the county seat of Mower County, on Red Cedar River and on the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul and the Chicago Great Western Railroads, situated about 100 miles south of St. Paul. It is the seat of the Southern Minnesota Normal College and has, besides a Carnegie Public Library, a number of fine churches, schools, city and county buildings and an attractive city park. It is the center of a fertile agricultural region, and has a growing trade, which includes meat-packing products and those of its flour mills, creameries, brick, tile and cement works, besides live stock, wheat, flax, barley, butter and other dairy products, etc. Population, 6,960.