On This Date In Twin Cities History - November 29, 1816

On this date in 1816, Henry M. Rice is born in Waitsfield, Vermont. At twenty-three he would become a sutler at Fort Snelling, running a concessionary store that sold sundry items to the soldiers. Rice would also enter the political arena, encouraging Congress to define the state’s boundaries and serving as one of Minnesota’s first two senators. He died in 1894. (MNopedia)

Henry M Rice circa 1888 (MHS)

Henry M. Rice circa 1888 (MHS)