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By Marie Wittenberg

From scouting stories of local American tribes to funds Magazine's statement that it was once the simplest position to reside in the USA, Eden Prairie has a historical past that instructions recognition. Few can rival Marie Wittenberg's commitment to telling this tale or fit her intimate wisdom of her hometown's altering panorama, from early sheep barns to trendy megachurches. during this short heritage, she describes how Eden Prairie acquired its identify, visits with pioneer households and issues out the neighborhood areas and important moments that formed this liked community's id.

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T h e crucial doctrine left no way for Davis—certainly for a man of his temperament—to deal with such governors as Joseph Emerson Brown, of Georgia, and Zebulon Baird Vance, of North Carolina, who, for all practical purposes, were doctrinaire to the point of mania or treason in withholding men and supplies from the central government. In fact, as the first Confederate Secretary of War, Leroy Pope Walker, pointed out, in the early days of the war two hundred thousand volunteers could not be armed, because the doctrine of states' rights allowed individual states to withhold equipment.

He read history and the works of such theorists as John Locke and Adam Smith. He sank himself word by word into the literature of our national origins, of the philosophers and the politicians. He practically memorized the Constitution. Nor did he forget the classics. T h e new emptiness of the house at Brierfield was too much for him now. He spent much of his time at Hurricane, and there, with Joseph, he found the clash of minds and interests, col- 37 laboration in ideas, and a never-ending tide of speculation.

T h e n , on J u n e 1, 1924, a bronze cap was set on the summit. Certain diehard Confederates, it is said, had wanted to push on to surpass the 25 Washington Monument, but the common victory in France seemed to make such feeling antiquated, too. T T 7 H O was this Jefferson Davis? Eventually, I came to know something about him, and about the speculations concerning the inner man. In those early days when I visited the unfinished monument, I knew, of course, that he was born in my Todd County—though at the date of his birth, J u n e 3, 1808, the county had not yet been carved from the larger entities of Christian and Logan Counties, now adjacently eastward and westward.

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