The present Midwestern United States as it was in and about MInnesota when Mr. Norris came west, circa 1839. Cottage Grove’s approximate location is shown by a star, with the area Mr. Norris was initially active in shown by a dashed oval. Image courtesy Library of Congress, Parallel Histories: Spain, the United States, and the American Frontier.
Cottage Grove and its surroundings in 1839
November 23, 2022