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

Giacomo Constantino Beltrami

1779 – 1855

 
 
Giacomo Constantino Beltrami Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Keith L, October 16, 2008
1. Giacomo Constantino Beltrami Marker
Close-up of the marker text.
Inscription. From this point, Beltrami, Italian jurist, scholar and explorer, on July 7, 1823, started his journey into the wilderness of northern Minnesota resulting in his discovery of the source of the Mississippi River August 19, 1823. Through persistence, audacity, self-denial and steadfast courage he contributed a fresh chapter to the already brilliant record of important discoveries in this new land by such gallant Italian explorers as Columbus, Amerigo Vespucci, the Cabots and others.

Presented to the State of Minnesota by Twin Citians of Italian descent. Sponsored by the Progressive Club of Minneapolis, Inc., and Unico of St. Paul, Chapters of Unico National.
 
Erected by Twin Citians of Italian descent.
 
Location. 44° 53.528′ N, 93° 11.075′ 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
Giacomo Constantino Beltrami Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Keith L, October 16, 2008
2. Giacomo Constantino Beltrami Marker
walking distance of this marker. Colonel Josiah Snelling (here, next to this marker); Elizabeth R. Snelling (a few steps from this marker); U.S. Army, Buildings 17 and 18 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Prairie (about 500 feet away); Wokiksuye K'a Woyuonihan (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.
 
Also see . . .  Giacomo Beltrami. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on March 21, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Exploration
 
Giacomo Constantino Beltrami Marker <i>(background)</i> Photo, Click for full size
By Keith L, October 16, 2008
3. Giacomo Constantino Beltrami Marker (background)
 
 
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