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Hennepin County Courthouse, built in 1888
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Taoyateduta

Taoyateduta
Known as Chief Little Crow
(1810? July 3, 1863)

Dakota Sioux were the region's sole residents until explorers arrived from France in about 1680. The city's land was acquired by the United States in a series of treaties and purchases negotiated with the Mdewakanton band of the Dakota and separately with European nations.

Fort Snelling, built in 1819 by the United States Army at the convergence of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers, spurred growth in the area.

Present day Minneapolis was incorporated as a city on the Mississippi's west bank in 1867, the same year rail service began between Minneapolis and Chicago, and joined with the east bank city of St. Anthony in 1872.

Minneapolis grew up around Saint Anthony Falls, the only waterfall on the Mississippi and the end of the commercially navigable section of the river until locks were installed in the 1960s. The city's history is tied to the riverfront and the falls, where, for the half century between 1880 and 1930, Minneapolis became the most important flour producing city in the world.

The county was named in honor of the 17th-century explorer Father Louis Hennepin. The county seat is Minneapolis. It is by far the most populous county in Minnesota; more than one in five Minnesotans live in Hennepin County.
[Source: Wikipedia.org]

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Website Updates:

NOVEMBER 2016
OBITS: Mary Roll
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1880-run away cart, 1880-Lamp post accident gathers crowd
NEWS-FIRES: Minneapolis Hotel Fire-1895
NEWS-SPOOKY: Haunted House-transcribed by Angel Wilmouth
Stories submitted by Robin Line:
OBITS: Mrs. Elizabeth Rudd
NEWS-FIRES: 1885-Court House Fire
NEWS-ILLNESS/INJURY: Mrs. Ted Throop
NEWS-OFFICIALS/APPOINTMENTS: Fire Department Appointments

OCTOBER 2016
BIOS: Frank H. Peavey, Henry T. Welles
The following items were submitted by Robin Line:
OBITS: Mrs. Bader, Christian Anderson
NEWS-CRIME: Harriett Burner
NEWS-ILLNESS/INJURY: Gerald P. Nye

SEPTEMBER 2016
BIOS: Anthony Kelly
MARRIAGES: Scott-Robbins, Buntin-Bellin - contributed by Kim Torp
MARRIAGES: DeSota-Schultz, McCormick-Brown, Larson-Olson, Nelson-Saneler, Olson-Larson, Templin-Miller
OBITS: Marcus E. Wolf, C. A. Wiley, Jacob Johnson, Cora M. Johnston, Louise K. Englund
OBITS: Ben Arbes, Marie Carlson Hjalmar Lund, Nick Kummer - submitted by Robin Line
PEOPLE: Mr. Wiley - submitted by Robin Line
PEOPLE: Andrew Peterson, Charles Windus, Mrs. Julia E. Dunn, A. B. Sessions, Mrs. John Crittenden
NEWS-ILLNESS/INJURY: Mr. McDonald - submitted by Robin Line
NEWS-ILLNESS/INJURY: Capt. Hoy, Sam Green, Charles Goddard, Joseph Graef, John Manner
NEWS-ORGANIZATIONS: 1880-The Academy of Natural Sciences Officers, Board of Trade Election Results, 1880-Knights of Pythias
NEWS-CRIME: Charles Oleson - submitted by Robin Line

APRIL 2016
OBITS: Charles Thompson
OBITS: Tamo, Reinhold Will, Harry W. Kavanaugh, Ella Foote - transcribed by the Alberti's
SCHOOLS: Augsburg Seminary History, Augsburg Glee Club Photo 1928

JANUARY 2016
BIOS: John M. Shaw, George A. Pillsbury
PEOPLE: George Mower, Anna L. Benson, Fred Zofl, James D. Williams
MARRIAGES: Bagley-Noyes, Pike-Hollinshead
NEWS-CRIME: 1907-William B. Hays, Martin Heiberg

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