Stillwater, Minnesota

Stillwater, Minnesota

by Sherman Wick and Holly Day

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 10/10/2016

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The riverfront always drew people to Stillwater. The Ojibwe and Dakota first settled here, later striking a treaty with Europeans, who quickly realized the St. Croix River's potential as an ideal way to move lumber. One of the first to float logs down the river was Captain Stephen Hanks, cousin to Abraham Lincoln. The lumber business gave birth to Minnesota's first millionaire as the city grew, and Stillwater received one of the state's first Carnegie grants for a free public library. Meanwhile, the state prison saw notorious gangster Cole Younger found the Prison Mirror in 1887, now the nation's oldest continuously operated offender newspaper. Authors Holly Day and Sherman Wick celebrate the history and charm of one of Minnesota's finest cities, from the frontier to today.

ISBN:
9781625857873
9781625857873
Category:
Places & peoples: general & pictorial works
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
10-10-2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing Inc.

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