North Star – Prince Honeycutt: Prince of Fergus Falls

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In 1900, Fergus Falls was home to over 50 African Americans. The first among them was Prince Albert Honeycutt, a Civil War vet with a successful barbershop business. In 1897, 18 black families joined him, lured to town by a real estate flyer, but the farmland they expected was scarce. Prince helped them find jobs. Still, their time in Fergus was short-lived. With WWI and the Depression, work dried up, and most left the area.

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