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A Sea of Grass
In its early days Fort Snelling was surrounded by a sea of head-high grass. The vast Minnesota prairie was broken only by small groves of trees—willows, cottonwoods, and oaks that grew near creeks, lakes, and marshes.
An Appreciation He served with distinction in the Indian wars of the old northwest border and in the War of 1812. In August, 1820, he assumed command of the Fifth United States Infantry at Camp Coldwater on the site of Fort Snelling. Selecting the…
From this point, Beltrami, Italian jurist, scholar and explorer, on July 7, 1823, started his journey into the wilderness of northern Minnesota resulting in his discovery of the source of the Mississippi River August 19, 1823. Through persistence,…
A Great Horse A Stout Heart 1911 - 1943
[In Swedish and English, English version follows]:Oh God, who rulest fate of nations,Almighty thou in every land; Who holdest life and death's privations. Within the hollow of thy hand, Whatever punishment thou wieldest For Svea's sin of yore ?gai…
Born June .13. 1820 Died May .28. 1900 First settler in the City of Minneapolis.
Milwaukee Road station agents affectionately referred to the quaint little Minnehaha Depot as "the Princess." Its delicate gingerbread architecture is reminiscent of the Victorian era when ladies in bustles and gentlemen in high collars traveled l…
Planted April 27 1932 This tablet placed Americanization Day April 27 1934 By Halvarson-Bowers Aux' 187 Veterans of Foreign Wars
The Bloomington Town Hall was built twenty feet from this site in 1892 on land given to the Township by the Baillif family. The building was moved to the current location in the 1930's in the first of a number of remodelings the building has exper…
Elizabeth R.SnellingThe first whitechildborn in MinnesotaSeptember 1820October 1821Erected by the children ofFort Snelling, Minn.May 30, 1926