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the latter part of 1837, the U.S. Government signed treaties with
the Ojibwa and Dakota nations, allowing settlement in the St. Croix
Valley. Almost immediately, settlers started coming to the area. A
territorial convention in 1848 that began the process of
establishing Minnesota as a state, took place at the corner of
Myrtle and Main Streets in what is now Stillwater. It has since
been referred to as the birthplace of Minnesota. North America’s
largest stand of white pine attracted numerous lumber mills; logs
were floated down the St. Croix River through Stillwater. The
lumber industry flourished for nearly half a century… and eventually
moved on, but the area continued to thrive.
Stillwater is a growing community of over 17,000 residents, tucked
quietly into the scenic bluffs of the St. Croix River – designated
by the U.S. Congress as one of America’s Wild and Scenic Waterways.
The scenery is but a small portion of the allure of the oldest
Minnesota town. Offering an eclectic and sophisticated mix of
dining, shopping, lodging and entertainment, one can enjoy a 40’s
style dinner train, an excursion on a paddlewheel boat, a hot-air
balloon ride, tour by trolley or take a bike ride along the bluffs.
Browse antique stores, new and rare books, have lunch at a unique
bistro, or plan a camping trip and watch the eagles. Stay in an
historic B&B or a modern motel, take in the Rivertown Art Fair,
Lumberjack Days, a Jazz Festival, old movies, a flea or farmers
market or Shakespeare.
are thousands of reasons to visit Stillwater. And whether you are
interested in the history of a town where several member of the
notorious James Gang spent time in prison or of the
Brewery (cave tour) or just seek some time well spent in a community
full of culture, life and history… there are plenty of things to do
all year ‘round.