Monday, May 06, 2019

Stillwater, Minnesota

 On July 29 and September 29, 1837, treaties were signed between the US government and the local Ojibwa and Dakota nations that allowed settlement in the St. Croix Valley. The town was founded by settlers drawn by the area's then-abundant lumber and river traffic, making it one of Minnesota's oldest towns, preceding Minneapolis by several years. Stillwater was officially incorporated as a city on March 4, 1854 (the same day as St. Paul). The city was named for the calm waters of the St. Croix River.

When warm weather arrives, a trip to Stillwater is a seasonal adventure.  This quaint, historical town attracts many tourists because of its attractions: interesting shops, good restaurants, parks along the river, festivals, art shows, and fun-to-watch river traffic. I'll show you a few in following days. This mural is located on the side of one of the business buildings.


  1. Beautiful historical mural Kate. Thanks for contributing.

  2. I would love to pop back to these times for a day or two Kate 💙


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