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Decades later, a Minnesota soldier who went missing gets a proper burial

A Minnesota man who died during the Korean War will finally get a proper burial, with full military honors.

Army Sgt. 1st Class Gordon L. Hannah, of Grand Rapids, Minnesota, is believed to have been captured following a battle with enemy forces near Wonju, South Korea, on Jan. 174 more words


Seth Eastman arrives at Fort Snelling 1830

Seth Eastman comes to Fort Snelling as a captain. In his spare time, he learns the Dakota language and observes details of their lives. His subtle sketches, watercolors, and paintings become an invaluable record of the scenery and Indian life around the fort.* 143 more words


1st Post Office Established Aug 25, 1827

Minnesota’s first post office is established at Fort Snelling.*

Lord, thank you for establishing a post office here! Communication is a gift and blessing on us and our state! 82 more words

In 1819, the 5th Regiment of Infantry arrived at the junction of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers to build the northwest link in this chain of forts and agencies. 118 more words


Sunday School At Ft. Snelling 1823

Abigail Snelling starts a Sunday School at Ft. Snelling for the children.*

Lord, thanks that You love children. Thanks for the curiosity of the children of Minnesota. 246 more words