Category Archives: Minnesota

1904 Olympic Lacrosse teams – What went wrong?

1904 Olympic Lacrosse teams – What went wrong? In our previous blog about the 1904 Olympics we discussed that only three lacrosse teams played in the 1904 Olympic Games. In addition, those teams were not the best available from the United States or Canada. So why? Why would countries not… Read more »

1905 – A United States President decides the fate of lacrosse in favor of football

In 1905 an opportunity appeared that many lacrosse enthusiast had been waiting for, an chance to replace football as America’s sport. In 1905 there were 18 deaths and nearly 150 injuries in football. Colleges were disgusted with students being injured and in some cases dying on the football field. The President… Read more »

Fort Snelling Lacrosse

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Many of you have read and heard about the lacrosse game that took a fort, Fort Michilimackinac. But another fort, Fort Snelling in St. Paul Minnesota, had a number of significant lacrosse events. After the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, President Jefferson sent Louis and Clark to explore and document the acquisition. They recommended a fort be… Read more »