Scenic Byway: Minnesota River Valley National Scenic Byway: Minnesota River Valley

The River of Stories


Susan Brown Photo

Good Star Photo

River Valley Photo

Joe Brown House Photo

River Valley Photo
 
1861 STEAMBOAT JOURNEY
HENRY D. THOREAU
1861 STEAMBOAT JOURNEY
UP THE MINNESOTA RIVER

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) wrote books, essays and poetry exploring nature, politics, and the human spirit. His famous book Walden chronicles...
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Come to our Valley
Come to our Valley.
The place we call home.
With meadows and woodlands
where wild life does roam.
Our Minnesota River Valley.

Come to our Valley.
Enjoy its warm embrace.
The river flowing gently
Through this quiet...
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Our Minnesota River Valley
Come to our Minnesota River Valley
Hear the stories of the past.
Learn the history of the area,
from which our lives were cast.

The Dakota roamed the valley.
Hunting, fishing was their way.
Then their...
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August, 1862
Bolting the door tightly, Susan Brown climbed the stairs to her third floor bedroom. As she entered, moonlight danced across the floor and a soft breeze moved the curtains. Shivering...
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On the Other Side Of the River
On the other side of the river the first rays of the August sun stretched across the horizon as Wicahpewastewin (Good Star Woman) and her mother left their Dakota village...
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Come Experience the River Valley
For Susan Brown and Good Star Woman, the Minnesota River provided more than water for drinking and washing. It was a thread in the fabric of daily life

The bounty...
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Suggested Readings
Historical/Cultural
Kids
Prairie/Nature



Your Stories of the Valley
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