Sharing a Thanksgiving Tradition

Every Thanksgiving Eve the garland lights magically begin sparkling with a Litchfield tradition. This community’s Christmas lighting decorations have made Christmas memories for many generations …

Naming Litchfield

Litchfield’s name origins are from three English brothers named Electus Darwin Litchfield (1817–1888), Egbert E. Litchfield (dates unknown) and Edwin Clark Litchfield (1815–1885).

The Litchfields were the contractors/investors by whom the railroad line from St. Paul to St. Cloud was built in 1862 to 1864. Later, they provided the means for building a more southern line through Meeker County to Breckenridge. Electus, showing his business sense, had his wife in London donate grants of $2000 each to various religious sects in town to build churches.

Happy Thanksgiving from Sweet Conclusions

Time out with Gavin and Rosie

4 thoughts on “Sharing a Thanksgiving Tradition

    • Maggie, you are welcome. We found the Litchfield information also of great interest with Gavin visiting,doing events here and being British.
      Happy Thanksgiving!

  1. Many nostalgic memories are associated with those lights. Thanks for sharing the beauty and Happy Thanksgiving!

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