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Minnesota Land Concerns

Academic papers and speeches from the Minnesota Historical Society regarding land issues in the late 1800s


Originally published by the Minnesota Historical Society in 1905, this volume is a collection of various addresses and papers presented before the society between 1899 and 1904. It contains information regarding the history of Fort Ripley, the Treaty of Traverse des Sioux, raising wheat in the Red River Valley, steamboats on the Minnesota and Red Rivers, early Catholic and Protestant Episcopal churches, and real-estate in mid-nineteenth century St. Paul. Additionally, researchers will find details of government land surveys, area railroads, and missionary labors among the Dakota and Sioux. For those wishing to better understand the history of Minnesota, this can be a tremendously informative database.
 •  Minnesota, 1870  Promotional literature for the state of Minnesota including pictures and maps in 1870
 •  Frank Moore, Reminiscences of St. Paul, Minnesota  Reminiscences of Pioneer Days in St. Paul from the perspective of a newspaper writer.
 •  Minnesota Guide, 1869  A hand Book of Information for the Travelers, Pleasure Seekers and Immigrants to Minnesota
 •  Harriet Bishop, First Years of Minnesota  Historical sketchesof the early years of Minnesota
 •  Benton, Meeker, and Todd Counties, Minnesota Farm Directory, 1913-14  An extraction of a farm directory for Benton, Meeker, and Todd counties in Minnesota between 1913 and 1914.
 •  E. S. Seymour, Sketches of Minnesota  Collection of sketches describing Minnesota as the "New England of the West."
 •  Jane Swisshelm, Letters of an Abolitionist  Letters written by Jane Swisshelm regarding the abolitionist cause and feminist issues
 •  Bill Ledyard, Health Benefits of Minnesota  Narrative describing the beneficial elements of Minnesota's character and climate
 •  William Folsom, Fifty Years in the Northwest  Autobiography of a state legislator and pioneer from Maine
 •  Henry Sibley, Autobiography  Unfinished autobiography of Minnesota's first governor, Henry Sibley

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