Do you have anything on S.B. Olmstead
This was in the Brainrd Dispatch, 6 Aug. 1958 and was credited to Anna Himrod's writings about Crow Wing co.
Samuel Baldwin Olmstead, a farmer and contractor of Belle Prairie and Ft.
Ripley, was of member of the territorial council in 1854 and 1855 and was
president of the council in the former year. He was born in Otsego Co, NY
in 1810; came to the Northwest in early manhood, and resided in Minnesota
and Iowa. He was engaged in government contracts about Ft. Ripley for a
time. He removed to Texas at the close of the Civil War, and settled on a
farm in Burnett Co., where he died 27 Jan. 1878.( From: Minnesota Place
Names published by the Mn Historical Society.)
From: The Muster Roll, a biography of Ft. Ripley by Robert Baker Orr.
"One of the first new residents brought to this part of the country by the
establishment of Ft. Gaines (later Ft. Ripley) was S. B. Olmsted who took
up land on the east bank of the Mississippi and obtained a contract for
furnishing the Fort with meat and vegetables."
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