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Joseph N. Nicollet

 

—Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail —

 
Joseph N. Nicollet Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 26, 2010
1. Joseph N. Nicollet Marker
Inscription. Nicollet Island bears the name of a French scholar and scientist who explored the headwaters of the Mississippi for the US government in 1836. Accompanied by some Ojibway friends and two hired voyageurs, Joseph Nicollet camped by the falls for several days, then canoed up the river with his barometer, sextant, chronometer, charts, and notebooks. From his measurements he created the first reliable map of the region.
 
Erected by the St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board.
 
Location. 44° 59.129′ N, 93° 15.641′ W. Marker is in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in Hennepin County. Marker is on Merriam Street east of Wilder Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is near the Nicollet Island Pavilion. Marker is at or near this postal address: 40 Power Street, Minneapolis MN 55401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nicollet Island Businesses (within shouting distance of this marker); Eliza Winston (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Symbols on the Skyline (about 700 feet away); The Church of Our Lady of Lourdes (approx. 0.2 miles away); Indians at the Falls
Joseph N. Nicollet Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 26, 2010
2. Joseph N. Nicollet Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); The House of John H. Stevens (approx. 0.2 miles away); William de la Barre (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Whirlpool (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Minneapolis.
 
Also see . . .
1. Joseph Nicollet. Wikipedia entry. "Nicollet led three expeditions exploring the Upper Mississippi, mostly in the area that is now Minnesota, but parts of North and South Dakota as well. Nicollet's name is applied to several places in the region he explored, including Nicollet Island, Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis, Nicollet County and the city of Nicollet, all located in Minnesota." (Submitted on November 27, 2010.) 

2. Flickr. Photos of the Bell of Two Friends. (Submitted on November 27, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Exploration
 
Nearby Plaque on Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 26, 2010
3. Nearby Plaque on Sculpture
Bell of Two Friends image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 26, 2010
4. Bell of Two Friends
Dotaku
This sculpture represents a greatly enlarged half-mold of a dotaku bell found in Ibaraki, Japan. Such bells date to the Yayoi period of Japanese history, approximately 2,000 years ago. The exact purpose of Dotaku bells is lost to history, but it is felt that they were largely ceremonial, rather than functional. The surface design of the bell suggests the importance of the ever-present waters and mountains of Japan.
Artist: Karen Sontag-Sattel 2001
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 615 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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