In 1819, the 5th Regiment of Infantry arrived at the junction of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers to build the northwest link in this chain of forts and agencies. Here, where traffic could be controlled on two major rivers, Fort Snelling was completed in 1825.*
Lord, thank you for the establishment of order. Ft. Snelling was established to maintain order of our government. Thank you for the Fort’s benefits of regulating trade on the rivers, but forgive any offenses of overstepping its Constitutional bounds. May any injustices starting with the Fort be ended now by Jesus authority. Amen.
*Note – PrayThroughHistory uses the timeline located for several years at the Minnesota Historical Society Web site, at this URL: mnhs.org/about/dipity_timeline.htm . The current URL is www.dipity.com/Minnesota/History/Minnesota-History/ and only works if typed, not pasted, in browser. It is worth the effort!