Stillwater is a city of 18,000 residents located in the eastern part of the state. Incorporated in 1854, its name is a reference to the St. Croix River, the waterway defining the border with Wisconsin. Their slogan is “The Birthplace of Minnesota” because a delegation met here in 1848, headed by Henry Hastings Sibley, to appeal congress to be admitted to the union. Ten years later, Minnesota became the 32nd state with Sibley as its first governor. You can find a marker commemorating the event on the corner of Main and Myrtle Streets. It is easy to walk around and enjoy the charms of this riverside city. Alternatively, hop aboard the Stillwater Trolley for a 45 minute tour of its historic sites.