Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Landmarks and History - Fort Snelling

St. Paul, MN

On the bluffs overlooking the intersection of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers sits Fort Snelling, which was built in 1825. The fort, named for Colonel Josiah Snelling, was originally built to control trade, settlement, and exploration of the area, and served as a military training center through the mid 1900's. In 1962, Fort Snelling became one of Minnesota’s State Parks , preserving its place in history and providing people with recreational and learning opportunities for generations to come.

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