Mississippi Escapade: Reliving the Grand Excursion of 1854

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The Grand Excursion of 1854 brought 1200 people to the edge of the world. Of course, they knew the actual world went far beyond the Mississippi River. But they were city folk. To them a world without large citites, thriving businesses, and factories belching clouds of black smoke was still "savage." The small settlements between Davenport and St. Anthony hardly made an impression, and Indians were regarded as exotic and fearsome creatures. When the excursionists debarked in St. Paul, they immediately jumped onto stages and ...

Mississippi Escapade: Reliving the Grand Excursion of 1854 2004, Afton Historical Society Press

ISBN-13: 9781890434649

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