A place of big plans and broken dreams...

A place of big plans and broken dreams... (HM1D9Q)

Location: Henderson, MN 56044 Sibley County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 31.717', W 93° 54.524'

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The Minnesota River Valley has been home to many cultures. Paleo, Archaic, Plains, Woodland, Iowa, Oneota and Dakota Indians followed each other in the basin. After 1852, settlers from Europe and the eastern U. S. came to the valley looking for a better life.

Farm families, merchants, craftsmen, town developers and dreamers saw great opportunities in the valley. Some merchants and promoters, such as Brown, found success in the valley in supplying provisions and transportation for this westward movement. Others did not survive the rigors of pioneer life. Many returned on to Colorado, Oregon and California.

As settlers' farms displaced the traditional hunting grounds of the Dakota, some Dakota people accepted the immigrants' religions and farming practices. Following the 1862 U.S.-Dakota War, the Dakota people experienced the loss of both traditional and newly adopted lifestyles as they were forced onto reservations further west. Immigrants and Dakota alike lost much because of this six week war.

The Minnesota River Valley... Find out how these and other stories of hope and despair played out in the Minnesota River Valley in the second floor exhibit area.
HM NumberHM1D9Q
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 2:27am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 427793 N 4930989
Decimal Degrees44.52861667, -93.90873333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 31.717', W 93° 54.524'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 31' 43.02" N, 93° 54' 31.44" W
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Area Code(s)507, 952
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-199 N 6th St, Henderson MN 56044, US
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