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 firstname.lastname@example.org or at 507-993-3411.