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#33: Visit Historic Fort Snelling (Part 5)

After the Learning Lab, the tour transitioned from 2013 high-tech to 1863 high-society: A “proper Victorian lady” explained some of the important points of manners in the 1860s – including which chairs were appropriate to sit in.  (I.e., men sat … Continue reading

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#33: Visit Historic Fort Snelling (Part 4)

The organizers of the weekend Civil War event did a very good job of providing an honest and well-rounded examination of all facets of life during this period in history: For this stop on the tour, a female re-enactor gave … Continue reading

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#33: Visit Historic Fort Snelling (Part 3)

Soon the tour started to get into some of the primary purposes of the fort (i.e., defense): The Round Tower was three stories tall: The view from the top. From here, you can see the small corn field (from Part … Continue reading

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#33: Visit Historic Fort Snelling (Part 2)

[Click here to read the introduction to this post.] The very first thing I saw when I walked from the parking lot to the fort’s entrance: After I checked in with the main desk, I walked down a gravel path … Continue reading

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#33: Visit Historic Fort Snelling (Part 1)

One of the (many) advantages technology gives us modern day humans is the gift of time.  Just 60 years ago, people spent significant amounts of time performing a variety of necessary-yet-mundane tasks: washing dishes by hand, spending hours at a … Continue reading

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#11: Try kayaking

Some people grow up around animals – so for them, caring for a dog or cat as an adult is a completely natural, almost “expected” thing to do.  Other people grow up in a city environment – and so for … Continue reading

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#21: Go ziplining

Miguel Cooke* was one of many “problem students” at the elementary school I attended.  (Note that I attended elementary school in the early 1980s – a time when ‘political correctness’ didn’t really exist.  These days, students like Miguel would most … Continue reading

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