Stevens County [Minnesota] (Images of America Series)

By: Stevens County Historical Society

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New paperback book copy of Stevens County [Minnesota] by the Stevens County Historical Society. Images of America series. From the back cover: The authors of this book present Stevens County and its important pioneer history in a style that invites the reader to look at all aspects of life in the county. In stories and photographs from the collection of the Stevens County Historical Society, Stevens County tells of pioneers, their descendants, and the full and varied lives they lived on the tall grass prairie of west central Minnesota. Arcadia Publishing, Charleston SC, 2007. 127 pages, 6.5 x 9.25 inches, 24 cm. Current list price 19.99.Always! Free Standard Shipping in USA!


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The land area that came to be known as Stevens County was ceded to the United States government by the Dakota Indians in the treaty of the Traverse des Sioux in 1851. Government and railroad exploration parties, Red River Trail oxcarts, and pioneers and missionaries had come through the area long before it was officially ceded or settled. After the Dakota uprising of 1862, the United States government made the decision to put a fort in Dakota Territory. In 1864, Fort Wadsworth, later called Fort Sisseton, was built. Mule teams with supplies for soldiers and Native Americans, and pioneers began traveling in greater numbers across the tallgrass prairies of Stevens County from St. Cloud and into Dakota Territory. Pioneers from many different countries settled in Stevens County to break up the prairie sod and plant wheat and tree claims on their homesteaded land. Grasshoppers, prairie fires, and blizzards tested their determination, but the hardy ones survived to provide for their children s education, organize local governments, and build homes, churches, and businesses."

Title: Stevens County [Minnesota] (Images of America Series)

Author/Composer: Stevens County Historical Society

Categories: History American Midwest,

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing: 2007-06-11

ISBN Number: 073854082X

ISBN Number 13: 9780738540825

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 011372

Keywords: Minnesota History, Midwest History, Arcadia Images of America Series, 073854082X, 9780738540825, Stevens County Minnesota, Stevens County Historical Society, West Central Minnesota, Tall Grass Praire,