An Accelerated water resource program fro the Red River Basin

MN Legislature, Outdoor Resources Commission

1952 Flood Disaster Book

This book of photographs depicts the massive flooding that occurred in April 1952 along the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers and their tributaries, including the Redwood, Cottonwood, and St. Croix rivers.

Three Score Years and Ten,' Life-Long Memories of Fort Snelling, Minnesota, and Other Parts of the West

Van Cleve, Charlotte Ouisconsin
Written by the daughter of military officer, born on the journey west, this book addresses life at Fort Snelling, as well as experiences at military installations in other parts of the country. The author discusses the construction of the fort's facilities, interaction with American Indians, significant individuals (officers, their families, and visitors), and daily life at the fort (e.g., schooling, social events).

The Red River Trails: Oxcart Routes Between St. Paul and the Selkirk Settlement, 1820-1870

Gilman , Rhonda R
This book presents the history of the oxcart trade routes connecting the Mississippi and Red rivers in the nineteenth century. The earliest of the routes across Minnesota was the Minnesota Valley Trail, which included trials along the north and south banks of the Minnesota River. The chapter on the Minnesota valley Trial provides detailed descriptions of trail routes, their use, and the surrounding lands. Maps depicting trail locations, old photographs, and line drawings supplement the text.

Citadel in the Wilderness: The Story of Fort Snelling and the Old Northwest Frontier

Jones, Evan
This book explores the history of Fort Snelling and the major individuals and events associated with it, drawing on primary sources such as the writings of Taliaferro, Beltrami, Leavenworth, and Snelling. The author discusses such issues as interactions between the military and American Indian tribes, the role of the fort in fur trading, and missionary activities. Lists of sources for each chapter are provided, and drawings illustrate the text.


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