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Stability Within a Booming State- Fort Snelling’s Civil War Era Influence

In 1858 the territory of Minnesota first became a part of the Union just in time for the raging civil conflicts to emerge. Upon the outbreak of war within the nation, the newly found state became the first state to…

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Battle of Sugar Point Historical Marker

“The Indians were prompted to their outbreak by the wrongs committed against them and chafed under unfair treatment. They now will go back to their homes and live peaceably if the whites will treat them fairly, which is very likely,…

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The Dakota War of 1862

The Rise and Fall of Little Crow: The Dakota people led by Chief Taoyateduta (Little Crow) launched the U.S Dakota war of 1862 in Minnesota resulting in one of the deadliest Indian vs settler disputes to this day. On Monday…

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Sioux Execution/Dakota War of 1862

Group of native warriors during the Dakota Wars, 1862. Video Spotlight: U.S. Dakota War of 1862. Indian Country Today, Indian Country Today Media Network. 2017. Link. Any relationship built off deception, lies and prejudice is not one built to last…

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Camp Release State Monument

(photo by McGhiever, used with permission)   Camp Release State Monument The Dakota War of 1862 is a defining point in Minnesota history, due to the expansion achieved and the clear message that was sent as a result of the…

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Camp Ripley: Past and Present

 Camp Ripley: Past and Present Camp Ripley located in Little Falls, Minnesota, currently services as a National Guard post and training location for the Minnesota State Patrol, National Guard, Minnesota Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, Minnesota DNR and many…

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Red Lake Peatland Atomic Fuse Test

During the Cold War, development of the atomic bombs took place in the deserts of the southwestern United States. These areas provided vast, unpopulated areas to safely test weapons of mass destruction, but they didn’t represent the climate of the…

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The Burning of the USS Essex

  The USS Essex III, was sloop-of-war serving the US Navy from 1876-1931. Its service varied during this period, from its operations in active duty to its time in various reserve and militia units on the Great Lakes.  Unfortunately, the…

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Emergency Shipbuilding Program in the Duluth Harbor.

The Duluth harbor played a key role in World War II. With our declaration of war in 1941 after Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt declared that the United States must “overwhelm” the Axis powers in munitions and ships. This started the…

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Duluth, MN SAGE Direction Center

Located next to Duluth’s International Airport is a building that used to contain one of the Air Force’s primary systems for detecting intruding aircraft during the Cold War. The computer that the building contained was a part of the Semi-Automatic Ground Environment…

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