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Leavenworth Arrives in Mendota Aug 24, 1819  

Colonel Henry Leavenworth and the Fifth Infantry arrive in Mendota to build what will become Fort Snelling at the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers.* 235 more words


▶ Democracy Now! Ferguson Protests Erupt Near Grave of Ex-Slave Dred Scott, Whose Case Helped Fuel U.S. Civil War

Many people don’t know that for a time, Dred Scott lived in Fort Snelling, where he met and married his wife, Harriet Robinson. Full story: … 221 more words

Human Rights


Tripping through Minnesota can be just as exciting, fun and educational as traveling through Europe, and the cost to fun ratio is certainly a lot easier on the wallet.   536 more words


Mill City

Recently spent a few days in the very funky city of Minneapolis in the state of Minnesota. The origin and growth of the city was spurred by the proximity of Fort Snelling, the first major United States military presence in the area, and by its location on Saint Anthony Falls which provided power for sawmills and flour mills. 47 more words


WWII at Fort Snelling

Now that summer had officially begun, both from the sudden change to warmer weather and me being done with regular school year classes, we decided to take our Saturday to explore… 343 more words


Homeless Vets Can Get Help At Metro StandDown

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Homeless veterans can get medical aid, hot meals, clothing and other free help at the 22nd annual Metro Area Veterans’ StandDown. 87 more words


Minnesota fort

Perched on a bluff over the intersection of the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers, Fort Snelling is an outpost that long outlived its original purpose.

In the 1820s, long before Minnesota was a state, the fur trade was the cornerstone of commerce in the new world. 214 more words