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The site of Fort Ripley is within the boundaries of present-day Camp Ripley. The remains of the powder magazine can be seen in the background of this 1950 photo.
Fort Snelling, c.1835. Oil on canvas painting by David Geister, 2006.
Fort Snelling, c.1865.
Oil on canvas painting of Fort Snelling, c.1855.
Lithograph of Fort Snelling made by Seth Eastman in 1833, three years before Dred Scott was brought to the post by his owner, George Emerson.
Oil-on-canvas painting of Fort Snelling. Painted by Alexis Jean Fournier in 1888.
Exterior view of Fort Snelling showing the Round Tower, 1863.
A Sketch by Seth Eastman of Fort Snelling in the year James Thompson married Marpiyawecasta, 1833.
The Philip Johnson-designed IDS Center, seen behind the Foshay, supplanted the Foshay Tower as Minneapolis's tallest building when it opened in 1972.
The tower was built upon an existing two-story structure, which formed the base of the new skyscraper, 1958.
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