Detroit Lake was created about 10,000 years ago as the receding glaciers left thick deposits of gravel, sand and clay. Broken from the glacier, and imbedded in these deposits were large chunks of ice which, when melted, left depressions to become lakes, including Detroit, one of the larger ones? Forests grew up around the lakes. Wildlife entered the picture, and over thousands of years these lakes evolved to be the great treasures of Minnesota. (Click Read Full History below to continue reading.)
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