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Bigfork is a city in Itasca County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 446 at the 2010 census. Scenic State Park is nearby.Minnesota State Highway 38 serves as a main route in the community. State Highways 1 and 6 are nearby.HistoryBigfork originally began as a settlement when Damase "Uncle Tom" Neveaux built a log cabin on the Big Fork River, claiming the stand of pine there, and began logging activities. Though Neveaux reached the area in 1887, and the settlement began in 1892, officially, he was a squatter until the land was opened for settlement in 1900.By 1902, a post office was established, and in 1906, a station was added to the Minneapolis and Rainy River Railway.On January 17, 1907, less than a year after the railway stop was completed, Bigfork was incorporated as a village. Bigfork Village Hall, built in 1936 with Works Progress Administration funds, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.80sqmi, of which 1.77sqmi is land and 0.03sqmi is water.
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