As this photograph shows, Detroit Lakes was a very different place 117 years ago - in fact, even its name was different, as the "Lakes" part of the city's moniker wasn't added until September 7, 1926, when a special election was held to officially change its name to what it is now.

Before then, it was simply known as Detroit, Minnesota, but constant postal mixups with the better-known Detroit, Michigan led the community to make the switch.