On This Date In Twin Cities History - December 14, 1798
On this date in 1798, fur trader Alexis Bailly is born in St. Joseph, Canada. He would precede Henry H. Sibley as an agent for the American Fur Company in Mendota. Bailly was one of the first wheat growers in Minnesota and a member of the territorial legislature. He died in 1861 (MNopedia).