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

Rodney J. Putz

1939 – 1994

 
 
Rodney J. Putz Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 22, 2008
1. Rodney J. Putz Marker
Inscription.
In memory of
Rodney J. Putz
1939 – 1994

This living garden has been
planted in memory of
Rodney J. Putz.
Visionary, Entrepreneur,
Leader, Teacher, Mentor,
Friend, Brother, Father,
Husband, Great Human
Being, and key to the success
of
Mall of America.

 
Location. 44° 51.15′ N, 93° 14.303′ W. Marker is in Bloomington, Minnesota, in Hennepin County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Killebrew Drive and 24th Avenue South, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is between Killebrew Drive and the southeast surface parking lot of Mall of America. Marker is at or near this postal address: 60 East Broadway, Minneapolis MN 55425, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1st Infantry Division (approx. 1.2 miles away); The First Flag Raised Over Iwo Jima (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Honoring All Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.7 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 2.7 miles away); Richfield Pioneer Homestead (approx. 3 miles
Rodney J. Putz Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 22, 2008
2. Rodney J. Putz Marker
away); Samuel W. and Gideon H. Pond (approx. 3.2 miles away); Fort Snelling 1861–1946 (approx. 3.2 miles away); Mendota Work Camp No. 1 (approx. 3.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Mall of America Facts. (Submitted on March 23, 2009.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Persons
 
Mall of America image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 22, 2008
3. Mall of America
Marker is west (to the left) of this location.
Red Chair in Mall image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 22, 2008
4. Red Chair in Mall
On June 3, 1967, Minnesota Twin Harmon Killebrew [namesake Killebrew Drive] blasted the longest home run ever hit at Metropolitan Stadium. The shot landed six rows into the second deck of the left field and shattered two seats. These splintered seats were painted and tickets for them were never sold again. Look up, above Paul Bunyan's Log Chute. The Red Chair hanging on the wall marks the place Killebrew's ball landed, over 520 feet from home plate.
Home Plate in Mall image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 22, 2008
5. Home Plate in Mall

Metropolitan
Stadium
Home Plate
1956 - 1981

This is a replica of the old Met Stadium home plate located in the northwest corner of the indoor amusement park.
 
 
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