Dave's History Tours

Dave's History Tours Dave Bredemus specializes in Local, Regional, and International tours based on history, culture, and geography. View the 2013 Brochure: http://bit.ly/1e57

I will have to expand from baseball cap!
08/12/2021

I will have to expand from baseball cap!

Traditional hats. This map surely misses some important traditional maps. Overall the map seems to be correct though I think. Source: https://buff.ly/3lzj89B

I’m a baseball cap guy.Been wearing one since 5 years old!
07/06/2021

I’m a baseball cap guy.Been wearing one since 5 years old!

Hats of the World. Lovely map shows the different types of typical male hats around the globe. Source: https://buff.ly/3qw4hgD

Excellent map that shows how slavery spread to the west and lower east coast states.Soils of the East Coast Southern Sta...
06/17/2021

Excellent map that shows how slavery spread to the west and lower east coast states.Soils of the East Coast Southern States were becoming depleted. The slave trade of new slaves being brought into the United States ended in 1807 so any growth of slavery was all internal,slaves moving from East Coast states to states along the Mississippi River and Deep South.

Map shows US slave population in 1790 and 1860. A truly dark chapter in US history. Source: https://buff.ly/3pClWma

Locations that we have never visited!
05/02/2021

Locations that we have never visited!

Map shows the “Lost States of the US”, proposed states that never made it into existence. Which one should we petition for? I feel a new state would be fun... Source: https://buff.ly/3gBo0Zp

I can smell this post!
03/01/2021

I can smell this post!

Essential knowledge. Where did cheeses get their names from? Source: https://buff.ly/3pdEY1i

Timeline Photos
02/03/2021

Timeline Photos

Chart visualizes the size of the 20 largest cities on the planet. Could you locate all of them on a map? Source: https://buff.ly/3p0oGJ7

Simon shows you maps
01/21/2021

Simon shows you maps

Map shows the oldest manmade, free-standing building in each US state. Source: https://buff.ly/2Ni8gxT

Good read for anyone interested in Saint Paul History!
01/10/2021

Good read for anyone interested in Saint Paul History!

DID YOU KNOW? An Inver Hills teacher may have solved Minnesota's oldest murder mystery, which some allege took place here in Dakota County.

Was early St. Paul pioneer John Hays killed in 1839 by his quarrelsome business partner Edward Phalen? Or was the crime committed by a Dakota warrior in present-day South St. Paul?

Edward Phalen and John Hays once owned most of the land which now makes up downtown St. Paul. When Hays disappeared in September 1839 and Edward Phalen was the last to see him, all of the circumstantial evidence and Phalen’s own incriminating statements seemed to point to Phalen as the killer.

But a deathbed confession years later by someone else points a different direction.

Gary Bruggemann, who has taught at Inver Hills, took a closer look, writing a thoroughly-researched book about it.

MPR has an excellent article about the mystery and book. Check out this link to the article:

https://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/17/books-thread-minnesotas-oldest-murder-mystery

Simon shows you maps
01/03/2021

Simon shows you maps

Map shows the Polish population (diaspora) across European countries. The data is from 2007. I don't expect this to be hugely different today but would love to see an updated map with more current data. Source: https://buff.ly/34RBoSk

Simon shows you maps
11/26/2020

Simon shows you maps

Map shows the most common last name across Europe. Maps to other continents are in the source: https://buff.ly/3jpzSv9

German History in Minnesota
11/24/2020

German History in Minnesota

How did Yankee Doodle Road get its name? This is a question that comes up locally every once in a while.

Prior to WWI, the road's name was "Old Schmidt Road" after a local farmer. However, with so much anti-German sentiment in those days, farmer Schmidt got tired of being given a hard time about his address by patrons at a St. Paul bar where he stopped each week.

To stem the heckling, Schmidt came up with the most American-sounding name he could for the street: Yankee Doodle Road.

A stop on Northern Dakota County Tour but ist’t anything like this old photograph.
09/28/2020

A stop on Northern Dakota County Tour but ist’t anything like this old photograph.

125 YEARS AGO TODAY... On this date in 1895 a strong storm caused Castle Rock to topple. This 1870 photo shows Castle Rock, a 45-foot-tall spire that attracted thousands of tourists to Dakota County in the late 1800's.

Among the most sacred spots in Dakota County, Castle Rock was known to the Dakota as Inyan Bosndata or “Rock-standing-on-end."

The formation came to be known as Castle Rock by white settlers and was among Minnesota’s most revered features by both Native Americans and early settlers alike. On a clear day it could be seen from as far away as St. Paul.

Tour today not to Amsterdam, San Francisco or Galena Illinois but to a little town in Wisconsin- Amery instead of 50 peo...
09/04/2020

Tour today not to Amsterdam, San Francisco or Galena Illinois but to a little town in Wisconsin- Amery instead of 50 people two people. Everywhere has interesting things to see,fun exploring Amery Wisconsin.Lakes, farms and woods along scenic back roads in Wisconsin.Hopefully will be able to travel on a coach bus with 50 people soon.

157 years ago today this happened to Little Crow. His village was originally located at the site of Saint Paul.We visit...
07/03/2020

157 years ago today this happened to Little Crow. His village was originally located at the site of Saint Paul.We visited his gravesite on our South Dakota trip two years ago, he is buried in Flandreau South Dakota.

Today in Minnesota History:

1863 - Ta Oyate Duta (His Red Nation, also called Little Crow), leader of the Dakota during the US-Dakota War of 1862, is killed while picking berries with his son in Meeker County, near Hutchinson.

He is shot by Nathan and Chauncey Lamson, settler-colonists who are unaware of his identity. The Lamsons collect a bounty of $500 from the State of Minnesota for the murder.

PHOTO: Ta Oyate Duta, 1862. Minnesota Historical Society collection.

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Visited George Floyd Memorial Site and Lake Street and West 7th Commercial Area -Very Sad
06/06/2020

Visited George Floyd Memorial Site and Lake Street and West 7th Commercial Area -Very Sad

Walked today in my favorite small town in Minnesota Taylors Falls and ended up at local drive-in for take-out lunch.
05/03/2020

Walked today in my favorite small town in Minnesota Taylors Falls and ended up at local drive-in for take-out lunch.

Where are these ruins?What river and waterfall?What town? All have been visited multiple times on tours over the years.
03/27/2020

Where are these ruins?What river and waterfall?What town? All have been visited multiple times on tours over the years.

Today’s memory what city?
03/25/2020

Today’s memory what city?

Three churches and restaurant visited in Twin Cities what are names of churches and restaurant?
03/24/2020

Three churches and restaurant visited in Twin Cities what are names of churches and restaurant?

To try to remember times when it was safe to travel. Anybody able to identify this location we traveled to. Stay safe!
03/23/2020

To try to remember times when it was safe to travel. Anybody able to identify this location we traveled to. Stay safe!

Unfortunately we had to cancel our Spring Mystery Tour, this town pictured abovewould’ve been one of our first stops.Th...
03/18/2020

Unfortunately we had to cancel our Spring Mystery Tour, this town pictured abovewould’ve been one of our first stops.The clues for this town where:
1-Visit home of Pulitzer Prize American author
2-Town were Memorial Day started
3-Hospital town during the Civil War
4-A town Randy Moss wishes did not exist

Where is this beautiful town?
Stay safe and positive. Tours will be back when it’s safe.

We will be visiting Chicago this year. Brochure will be out in two weeks or less.
01/26/2020
Curbed Chicago

We will be visiting Chicago this year. Brochure will be out in two weeks or less.

Get to know Chicago's signature architectural styles. https://trib.al/X3O8jbV

Will have to visit on next years European trip.
12/05/2019

Will have to visit on next years European trip.

Before and After

Dutch town replace Modernist eyesores of the 20th century with traditional architecture which fits in with the character and traditions of their town.

Architectural Revival in The Netherlands

Next years trip to Europe includes visit to Leiden to explore sites associated with the Pilgrims.
11/25/2019
DutchReview

Next years trip to Europe includes visit to Leiden to explore sites associated with the Pilgrims.

Thanksgiving is coming up, so you better make sure you know its Dutch history! 🇳🇱🤓🤓

TasteAtlas
11/21/2019
TasteAtlas

TasteAtlas

Unlike herbs, spices come from the non-leafy parts of the plants - roots, bark, berries... Take a look at some of the most famous varieties on our world spice map. What's your favorite spice?

One are the towns will be visiting next year on our European trip
11/18/2019

One are the towns will be visiting next year on our European trip

We pass through the village of Eguisheim on our Chamagne & Alsace bike tour. Everything about this place seems like it's taken straight from the pages of a storybook! This is the trip that will get you here: https://backroadsgo.com/3465j6D

One of our bakery stops on Tours heading North!
11/11/2019
KSTP-TV

One of our bakery stops on Tours heading North!

"Each of the cakes will have a note on it that will say, 'Dear Soldier, we are thinking of you at this holiday time and sending you a sweet greeting from Minnesota, so they know it isn't just something that was shoved into a box but something really thought of them."

Joe Mazan reports.

Some of these towns will be visited next year.Any Suggestions?
11/04/2019
House Beautiful

Some of these towns will be visited next year.Any Suggestions?

These unheard-of towns are at the top of our bucket list.

Lunch today at Ole’s in Paxton Nebraska with cattle ranchers. 
10/20/2019

Lunch today at Ole’s in Paxton Nebraska with cattle ranchers. 

Bus tour of Albuquerque today.
10/19/2019

Bus tour of Albuquerque today.

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4511 Oak Chase Way
Saint Paul, MN
55123

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hey Dave, We really, really miss our travels with you. Stay safe.
Great tour, Dave Bredemus
We are on this tour....
Thank you, tour guide Dave, for the way you handled adversity on our way home from Savanna. the bus not starting twice, the very tense drive through the Indiana snow storm. and delivering us safe and sound at the end of each day. I would have blown a gasket dealing with and shepherding the group of grey hairs.
Dave, I don't suppose you have a kept a list of all the churches you have visited in your lifetime?
Hey Dave we just had a great idea. You should lead a history tour at the "Great Minnesota Get Together." You would be great at leading fifty old farts around the fair. You would have to warn people that there may be some walking involved. Ha. PS: are they ever going to finish the Crazy Horse monument?
Dave, here is your Spain trip mantra "I am not afraid"