There’s No Other Historical Landmark In Minnesota Quite Like This 300-Year-Old Tree

It’s easy to imagine that the Land of 10,000 Lakes began with statehood in 1858. But Minnesota has a much longer history that began well before European explorers and fur traders settled the area. Much of that history is centered on the Native American tribes that first populated the area. There are still some places where it is possible to learn about the history of these people. One of the best is at Grand Portage National Monument. It is here that nature and history collide.

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Whether or not you can visit Little Spirit Cedar Tree, it is a beautiful landmark that is well worth taking care of. To learn more about this sacred place, take a look at the Grand Portage National Monument website. And to learn more about some of Minnesota’s other ancient trees, read our article about the Minnesota state park that is home to trees older than the state itself.