This city was to be the last stop before hitting the finale of the Swedish story at Stillwater. Our short stay revealed the full story of the Mid-West, the commercial exploitation of its resources and the significance of the Mississippi.
Once again we were amazed to find waterfalls in the centre of a city. But it was the falls that resulted in the development of St Paul as early settlers could not pass further north on the river. Here are a couple of glimpses of those earlier times.
Fort Snelling was built to protect the commercial interests of the in-comers.
Although we would have liked to stay longer, we also had to make our turn at the St Anthony Falls to reach our goal – Stillwater.