The City of Eden Prairie, Minnesota owes its name to Elizabeth Fries Ellet, the East Coast writer who visited the area in 1852. In her travelogue book, Summer Rambles in the West, Ellet described the Minnesota River Valley which adjoins the current day City of Eden Prairie, as the garden spot of the territory.  Learn more about Elizabeth Fries Ellet on Wiki

Elizabeth Fries Ellet Interpretive Trail March 2013

Richard T. Anderson Conservation Area (RTA)

Elizabeth Fries Ellet Interpretive Trail

March -2013

There’s a snowy white, white crunch underneath our boots on this well-traveled trail, even in winter. Lots of footprints everywhere.

Underneath a snow covered foot bridge, despite the freezing temperature, the creek water bubbled through a narrow crevice that winds through the woods.  The location of the bridge comes right before the Elizabeth Fries Ellet Sedge Meadow Sign in the Sedge Meadow biome at the RTA.

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