Fairies swept away by 1899 cyclone
(The following may not be completely true.)
The local fairy population blossomed in the early years of New Richmond's history.
According to Mary Sather, local historian, the community's first documented fairy settler was Mr. Pixie Paperjack, who arrived in town thanks to a strong northeast wind in the summer of 1857.
At the time, only a few humans and a couple buildings existed along the Willow River.