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Zumbro River History

  • 13 Nov 2014
  • 6:30 PM
  • Cascade Meadow Wetland and Environmental Science Center, 2900--19th St. NW, Rochester

Zumbro River History

Don Borcherding, Civil Engineer and Map Historian

Thursday, Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m.

Cascade Meadow Wetland and Environmental Science Center

2900--19th St. NW, Rochester, MN 55901

Have you ever wondered what southeast Minnesota and the Zumbro River looked like before the Europeans got here?   In the early 1820’s, the Talcott Expedition, a U.S Army expedition traveled overland from St Louis Missouri to Fort Snelling (St. Paul, Minnesota). But Lieutenant Andrew Talcott and his men got lost and ended up in the Rochester area. Discover what they found here and how the Zumbro “used to look” almost 200 years ago, and don’t be surprised if a “ghost” from that expedition comes to tell his tale.

This talk is part of the Zumbro Watershed Partnership’s “Water Ways” Speaker Series that takes place the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Cascade Meadow Wetland and Environmental Science Center in Rochester. For more information, contact ZWP Education Coordinator Kevin Strauss at or at 507-993-3411.



Contact Us:

Mailing Address: Zumbro Watershed Partnership, Inc.
12 Elton Hills Drive NW
Rochester, MN 55901

ZWP Executive Director Contact Information 
Phone Number: 507-226-6787

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