Vintage football

History Highlights: Minnesota's First Team in the National Football League


200 Tower Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55111
United States


Regular site admission

About This Event

Join us for this lecture series exploring the history of key aspects in Fort Snelling’s history. 


Ryan C. Christiansen, author of Mill City Scrum, will speak about Minnesota's first team in the National Football League, the Minneapolis Marines (later named the Minneapolis Red Jackets). The team started in 1905 and played at Fort Snelling and against the Army teams here.

There will also be a display of Minnesota related football artifacts from our collections, including a "6 to 6" jersey of the "Little Brown Jug" fame.

Looking for something else to do this Saturday? We're also offering a talk in the morning about Charlotte Ouisconsin Clark Van Cleve. Make a day of it and enjoy new exhibit Many Voices, Many Stories, One Place, along with these talks!

Event Type:
  • Lectures & Talks


Regular site admission

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