West of Mille Lacs County is Morrison County (pop. 33,198). Its county seat, Little Falls, was the boyhood home of Charles Lindbergh.
Lindbergh’s father was a U.S. congressman from Little Falls; the family’s home is now part of Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site.
Little Falls (pop. 8,343) is on the Mississippi River. It is one of the oldest cities in the state, and many of downtown’s early commercial buildings are still standing.
The Morrison County Courthouse, with its distinctive tower, was built in 1891.
Little Falls also has a 1905 Carnegie Library, built of brick and stone.
The old Northern Pacific Depot was built in 1900, designed by Cass Gilbert.
Little Falls is also home of the Minnesota Fishing Museum, established in 1998.
A large part of Morrison County is occupied by Camp Ripley Military Reservation, a 53,000-acre training facility. The original Fort Ripley dates to 1848.
Crane Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, east of Little Falls, is a stop for many species of migrating birds.
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