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Off to War! - April 19, 1898

120 Years Ago Today–

On April 19, 1898, soldiers of the Old Guard, numbering around 650 men, left Fort Snelling, MN aboard trains headed to Chicago. 40 more words

One Person Can Make a Difference

One person can make a difference.

Aunt Kate did.

My Aunt died 30 years ago but it is her that comforts me. I imagine me sitting next to her, wrapping myself around her ham of an arm and never letting go. 457 more words

Elizabeth Di Grazia

Remember the Maine! - February 15, 2018

On February 15, 1898, the U.S.S. Maine was docked in Havana Bay, Cuba. It was to serve as an American presence during the Cuban War for Independence. 231 more words

The 2018 Winter Olympics have officially opened! Back when the Old Guard was stationed at Fort Snelling (1921-41), members of the Regiment trained as cold-weather troops, and that carried over to their recreational activities. 22 more words

Minnesotans Gather To Mark Pearl Harbor Anniversary

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesotans are remembering the lives lost 76 years ago today, when Japanese forces attacked Pearl Harbor.

Survivors attended a commemorative ceremony at Fort Snelling Thusrday morning. 40 more words


Minneapolis, Minnesota

I really liked Minneapolis! This was my first visit to the Midwest as an adult and I left Minneapolis impressed with the wonderful city as well as the people. 971 more words


Fort Snelling State Park - Hiking Club

The hubs and I decided to go out on our first hiking club trail a couple weeks ago and since Fort Snelling is the closest state park to our home, it was the first one to get checked off the list. 96 more words