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Near Richfield in Hennepin County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Elizabeth R. Snelling

 
 
Elizabeth R. Snelling Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 16, 2008
1. Elizabeth R. Snelling Marker
Inscription.
Elizabeth R.
Snelling

The first white
child
born in Minnesota
September 1820
October 1821
Erected by the
children of
Fort Snelling, Minn.
May 30, 1926

Reinterred
1940

 
Erected 1926 by the children of Fort Snelling, Minnesota.
 
Location. 44° 53.524′ N, 93° 11.08′ W. Marker is near Richfield, Minnesota, in Hennepin County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 55 north of State Highway 5, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is next to the Fort Snelling Chapel parking area at Historic Fort Snelling (one mile east of the Twin Cities International Airport). Marker is within a highway interchange cloverleaf. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Paul MN 55111, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Giacomo Constantino Beltrami (a few steps from this marker); Colonel Josiah Snelling (a few steps from this marker); U.S. Army, Buildings 17 and 18 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Prairie (about 500 feet away); Wokiksuye K'a Woyuonihan
Elizabeth R. Snelling Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 16, 2008
2. Elizabeth R. Snelling Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Whiskey (approx. 0.2 miles away); Three Islands in the Mississippi (approx. 0.4 miles away); De Dakod Makoce Unkitawapi E E (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Richfield.
 
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Elizabeth R. Snelling Marker <i>(background)</i> image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 16, 2008
3. Elizabeth R. Snelling Marker (background)
The Gettysburg Address <i>(foreground of Photo 3)</i> image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 16, 2008
4. The Gettysburg Address (foreground of Photo 3)
1809 1865

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate—we cannot consecrate—we cannot hallow—this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Presented by the Department of Minnesota Woman's Relief Corps Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic, in honor of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, August 26, 1928.
 
 
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