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  1. Field in the Minnesota River Valley.

    The wide, flat valley of the Minnesota River is fertile and lush.

  2. Obelisk at Fort Ridgely.

    An obelisk amid the ruins of Fort Ridgely commemorates the 1862 siege.

  3. The warehouse at the Lower Sioux Agency.

    At the Lower Sioux Agency near Redwood Falls, a stone warehouse is all that survived the war of 1862.

  4. Ruins of Joseph Brown's house.

    The ruins of Joseph R. Brown's "castle'' overlook the valley.

  5. The Lac Qui Parle mission.

    Missionaries built Lac Qui Parle Mission.

  6. Swimming in the Minnesota River.

    Teen boys swim in the river near Skalbakken Park.

  7. The buffalo in Reconciliation Park.

    In Mankato, a limestone buffalo marks the area of the 1862 hangings, now Reconciliation Park.

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