Fact meets historic fiction! Explore the intriguing lives of four people who shaped early Faribault. The distinctive stories of Faribault's early citizens are filled with amazing adventures. In the unique world of mid-19th century Faribault you could meet:
 

A kind and gentle fur trader tossed between friends and family, war and peace, and wealth and poverty.

Alexander Faribault's story: 1855
Before the story
After the story
In his tracks

 

 

A well-educated New York woman who led a new school, lived in Hawaii, and adopted two girls sight unseen.

Mary Whipple's story: 1862
Before the Story
After the Story
In her tracks

 

A once-successful Dakota farmer forced to dig healing roots in Faribault's forest to feed his family.

Taopi's story: 1864
Before the story
After the story
In his tracks

 

A powerful Bishop who shaped the lives of all around him and loved to fish.

Bishop Henry Whipple's story: 1867
Before the story
After the story
In his tracks

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