History & Culture
The Mississippi National River and Recreation Area is rich with historical and cultural stories. The following collection of resources found on these pages are only glimpses into that rich history and illustrate not only why people of many cultures converged here, but how they changed the world.
Stories, Resources, and Music
Historic Resouces Study
Fort Snelling: Breaking the Code
The Mississippi and Minnesota River Confluence: Rivers and Cultures Converge
St. Paul Municipal Elevator and Sackhouse (City House)
The Flood of 1952
Did You Know?
Certain freshwater mussels can live to more than 100 years in the right conditions. This lifespan is one of the longest for any creature on earth.