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Open House: The First Issue of The Dakota Friend

Date(s) - 11/26/2017
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Gideon and Agnes Pond House


On November 27, 1850, Gideon traveled to St. Paul to pick up the first edition of The Dakota Friend, the bilingual newspaper that he published for two years in English and Dakota. During tours of the Gideon and Agnes Pond House today, see an original copy of the newspaper. Find out why it was published and why it was discontinued.

House Tours
1:30 and 3:30 p.m.

$2 suggested donation
FREE for youth through high school and PDHS members
FREE parking

Bloomington Parks and Recreation