Minnesota Prairie Roots

Writing and photography by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

Revisiting downtown Sleepy Eye & the insights gleaned, Part I » Sleepy Eye, #26 water tower & flower shop

A painting of a Dakota chief gives travelers a hint at the history of Sleepy Eye, Minnesota. The town is named after noted and respected Dakota Chief Sleepy Eyes. He settled with his band along Sleepy Eye Lake and is buried here with a monument and park dedicated to him.

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