Historic Sites

A Lower Minnesota River Valley Cultural Resource Study and Interpretive Plan for the Minnesota Valley State Park and Trail

Roberts, Dr. Norene
Commissioned by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, this study was designed to produce a comprehensive list of archaeological and historic sites in the Minnesota river Valley (between Mendota and le Sueur) to identify areas which might be impacted by the completion of a Minnesota Valley Trail and to provide information for interpretive sue along the trail. The report provides detailed information on such topics as ancient Native American cultures, early exploration, fur trading, major river floods, steamboating, railroads, early settlements, and stone quarrying.

Minnesota's Major Historic Sites: A Guide

Holmquist, June Drenning
This book consists of descriptions of 45 historic sites in Minnesota, including several located in the Minnesota River Valley: Fort Snelling, Lac Qui Parle Mission, Traverse des Sioux Treaty site, Lower and Upper Sioux Agencies, and Fort Ridegly. Each entry includes maps, drawings, and photographs.
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