The Ancient Town In Minnesota That’s Loaded With Fascinating History
While Minnesota officially became a state in 1858, the Land of 10,000 Lakes has a history that extends well beyond that. There is evidence of very old settlements throughout the state, though much of the remains now lie in ruin – or are barely visible. Though they don’t reach as far back as Minnesota’s earliest history, there are many towns throughout the state that were actually founded before Minnesota gained statehood. One of our favorite, Stillwater, is about as ancient as a town can get in Minnesota – and it’s loaded with a fascinating history. Take a look:
Stillwater is one of the most historic – and the most charming – towns in Minnesota. Have you been there? What’s your favorite thing to do there?
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Betsy is a Minneapolis-based writer who's lived in Minnesota for 20 years. If you know of any amazing Minnesota restaurants, nature areas, or other attractions, feel free to let her know about them at email@example.com or on Twitter @betsyrathburn.