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Snake River Fur Post, Pine City

#33 of 76 in Historic Sites in Minnesota
Must see · History Museum · Landmark
The Snake River Fur Post is a reconstructed fur trade post on the Snake River west of Pine City, Minnesota, United States of America. The post was established in the fall of 1804 by John Sayer, a partner in the North West Company, and built by his crew of voyageurs. The site operated for several years, although its exact period of operation is unknown. It was later destroyed by fire.
The discovery of artifacts in the 1930s revealed the site. Excavation in the 1960s added to knowledge about it, enabling accurate reconstruction of the post. The site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is operated as a state historic site.

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  • First let me say that I am biased but read on. I helped with the archaeological dig in the summer of1967 that uncovered this site. At that time it was only slight rise on the south bank of the...  more »
  • This fur post was recommended by other Trip Advisor folks, but I was not impressed. There was a guide who took us through the settlement and he was a bit odd and not very entertaining. I did learn...  more »
  • This is one of the Minnesota Historical Society's sites in east central Minnesota, a rebuilt fur trading post from 1804. We had the place to ourselves when we were here. The guide was very knowledgeable about the area and the era and there were many authentic artifacts on site from the times. The story about how beaver-felt hats were so popular for a short period of time made me realize how fickle fashion really is. Worth a drive from the Twin Cities, Duluth or pretty much anywhere!
  • Fantastic presentation of 1804 trading Post culture. Extremely knowledgeable tour guide. Interesting artifacts and displays. Lots of furs. Didn't get to see everything, beautiful nature sights too
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