Thursday, January 7, 2016

OneThis Date in Minnesota History: January 7

January 7, 1825 – On this date, “it was directed in War Department General Orders No. 1 that the military post on the Mississippi at the mouth of the Saint Peter’s, theretofore called Fort St. Anthony, be thereafter designated and known as Fort Snelling.”

Upham, Warren; Minnesota Geographic Names, Their Origin and Historic Significance; Minnesota Historical Society (St. Paul, Minn., 1969); p. 228.


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