|Title:||History of Minneapolis and Hennepin County, Minnesota|
|Editor:||Judge Isaac Atwater; Col. John H. Stevens|
|Publisher:||Munsell Pub. Co.|
|Digitizing Sponsor:||This project is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries|
|Contributor:||State Library of Pennsylvania|
The aim of this history is to embody in a permanent form, the leading incidents in the history of Minneapolis from its earliest settlement to the present.
The main facts and incidents narrated herein, have been mostly obtained from living witnesses of and participants in the same. It is rarely that this can be said of a city containing more than two hundred thousand inhabitants. The growth of the city has been so abnormal, and unprecedented, that a considerable number of its first settlers are still living. Some part has been gleaned from memoranda left by writers not now living, but who were witnesses of the events narrated. Great pains have been taken to verify the accuracy of all facts and incidents herein mentioned. It would be perhaps too much to hope that the work will be found to be entirely free from any errors, but it is most confidently believed, that if any such there are, they will be found few and unimportant.
The early history of the country before Minneapolis had a beginning, and while it was inhabited by the Indians, has not been dwelt upon at length, because the same has been treated of quite fully in works devoted to that subject, and especially because the aim and limits of this history preclude the introduction of such matter, however important in itself. An interesting article however, will be found on the geology of the country surrounding the falls, contributed by Prof. Winchell, (now State Geologist), which has not yet appeared in print, and will well repay perusal. Hence this volume will not include much material usually inserted in Histories of this kind, as the record of matters pertaining stricter to the growth and development of the city, will give a size larger than convenient, and than was originally’ contemplated.
Notes About the Book
- St. Anthony
- St. Louis Park
- Golden Valley
- Eden Prairie
- Maple Grove
- Crystal Lake
- Crystal Village
- Fort Snelling
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