First Stage to Fort Abercrombie

My great grandfather, as a young, Norwegian immigrant,drove the stagecoach to Fort Abercrombie, Dakota Territory . This was back in the 1860s. This bit of family genealogy resulted in my historical novel, Abercrombie Trail. This picture is an actual painting entitled, “First Stage to Fort Abercrombie.”  Although the original painting is no longer around, someone wisely […]

Cold Spring Grasshopper Chapel

This chapel in Cold Spring, Minnesota, stands testimony to a miracle that happened in 1877.  Crop failures due to Rocky Mountain Locust infestations  occurred in 1873, 1874, 1875, and 1876. Each year the  hoppers ate everything in sight, laid their eggs, and flew away to torment another place.  When the eggs hatched, the hatchlings could […]


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