Collections of the Minnesota Historical Society, Volume 5

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The Society, 1885 - Minnesota - 535 pages
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Page 284 - Mizpah ; for he said, The LORD watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another.
Page 137 - Superior: thence through Lake Superior northward of the Isles Royal and Phelipeaux, to the Long Lake; thence through the middle of said Long Lake, and the water communication between it and the Lake of the Woods...
Page 205 - After three years he removed to Iowa, settling in Davenport. This step was unfortunate. The times were unpropitious. The crisis of 1857 was approaching, and, above all, the legal profession was overcrowded, and there was but a poor opportunity for new-comers, who had no foothold.
Page 5 - Savages have assured us that this is so noble a river that, at more than three hundred leagues' distance from its mouth it is larger than the one flowing before Quebec, for they declare that it is more than a league wide. They also state that all this vast stretch of country consists of nothing but treeless prairies, — so that its inhabitants are all...
Page 114 - If any one desires to know the leading and paramount object of my public life, the preservation of this Union will furnish him the key.
Page 438 - PAUL, the apostle of nations.' I expressed a wish, at the same time, that the settlement would be known by the same name, and my desire was obtained. I had, previously to this time, fixed my residence at Saint Peter's, and as the name of PAUL is generally connected with that of PETER, and the gentiles being well represented in the new place in the persons of the Indians, I called it Saint Paul. The name ' Saint Paul,' applied to a town or city, seemed appropriate.
Page 211 - From the summit of the Grange the view of the surrounding scenery is surpassed, perhaps, by very few, if any, of a similar character that the country and probably the world can afford. The sublime and beautiful are here blended in most enchanting manner, while the prospect has very little to terrify or shock the imagination.
Page 87 - are so called from women and boys, respectively, they having been killed in those lakes by the Sioux during an irruption made by them." The date and origin of the name of Boy lake, whence by Ojibway usage the outflowing river was likewise named, are stated by Warren in his "History of the Ojibway Nation" (Minnesota Historical Society Collections, vol. V, pages 222-232), to have been about the year 1768, within a few years after the Ojibways had driven the Sioux southward from Mille Lacs. A war party...
Page 135 - ... Lacs. SUGGESTION FOR A MEMORIAL NAME It may well be hoped that some county yet to be formed on the northern border of Minnesota will receive the name Verendrye, in historic commemoration of the explorations, hardships, and sacrifices of the patriotic and truly noble Sieur de la Verendrye and his sons. He was the founder of the fur trade in northern Minnesota, in Manitoba, and the Saskatchewan region, where it greatly flourished during the next hundred years; and two of his sons were the first...
Page 3 - Minnesota" means sky- tinted water (Minne, water, and sota, somewhat clouded), as Neill assures us, on the authority of Rev. Gideon H. Pond. The river at its stages of flood becomes whitishly turbid. An illustration of the meaning of the word is told to me by Mrs.

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