Fort Snelling, on a bluff above the junction of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers, SE Minn.; est. 1820. It served as a regional protective barrier and as a nucleus for settlement. Minneapolis grew on the fort reservation in the mid-1800s.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.
More on Fort Snelling from Infoplease:
- Fort Snelling - Snelling, Fort: Snelling, Fort: see Fort Snelling.
- Minneapolis - Minneapolis Minneapolis , city (1990 pop. 368,383), seat of Hennepin co., E Minn., at the head of ...
- Saint Paul: History - History A fur-trading post was established (early 1800s) at the confluence of the Mississippi and ...
- Ed Hoyt CAMPBELL - Ed Hoyt CAMPBELL (1882-1969) CAMPBELL, Ed Hoyt, a Representative from Iowa; born in Battle Creek, ...
- Bourke Blakemore HICKENLOOPER - Bourke Blakemore HICKENLOOPER (1896-1971) Senate Years of Service: 1945-1969 Party: Republican ...
See more Encyclopedia articles on: U.S. History