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Minnesota

North West Company Fur Post

...as the fur trade brought American Indians and the French and English together to exchange goods. Experience the excitement and challenges of early Minnesota life at this recreated wintering post.

The North West Company Fur Post is a reconstruction of a fur trading post as it was operated by trader John Sayer in 1804 on the Snake River, near Pine City, Minn. The Fur Post has been part of the historic sites network of the Minnesota Historical Society since 1970.

Listen to an Ojibwe women tell how the arrival of Europeans changed her life. Visit the fur post, recreated, as it would have been in 1804. Relax by the stone fireplace in the new visitor center, then browse the new exhibits and gift shop. Learn how fashion created an international market for beaver hats.
Roam through a recreated Ojibwe encampment The North West Company Fur Post offers 1.5 miles of trails through the woods and along the Snake River. The visitor center features a Great Room, fireplace, and museum store. New exhibits explore how the fur trade shaped the region. Picnic facilities are available.
Location:
Pine City,1.5 miles west of 1-35 at Pine City, exit 169.

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Costumed guides at the North West Company Fur Post depict life in the authentically recreated post from 1804.
Costumed guides at the North West Company Fur Post depict life in the authentically recreated post from 1804.

   
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