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Eliza Winston

 

—Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail —

 
Eliza Winston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, April 29, 2011
1. Eliza Winston Marker
Inscription. By 1860 St. Anthony had become a favorite summer resort for wealthy southerners who traveled on steamboats up the Mississippi. Often they and their black slaves stayed at the Winslow House. One such slave was Eliza Winston. Slavery was illegal in Minnesota, and a local free black woman named Emily Grey persuaded her to leave her owner. A court sustained Winston's right to freedom, but a proslavery crowd threatened harm. Antislavery people in the town hid her, and she later made her way to Canada.
 
Erected by the St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board.
 
Location. 44° 59.142′ N, 93° 15.516′ W. Marker is in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in Hennepin County. Marker can be reached from Southeast Main Street south of Merriam Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is along a walking path next to the east channel of the Mississippi River. Marker is in this post office area: Minneapolis MN 55401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Symbols on the Skyline (within shouting distance of this marker); The Church of Our Lady of Lourdes (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Joseph N. Nicollet (about 500 feet
Eliza Winston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, April 29, 2011
2. Eliza Winston Marker
To the right of the marker is the Merriam Street Bridge, built in 1887 by King Iron Bridge Company, Cleveland, Ohio.
away); The Whirlpool (about 600 feet away); Nicollet Island Businesses (about 700 feet away); Richard Chute Square (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Ard Godfrey House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Indians at the Falls (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Minneapolis.
 
Also see . . .
1. Eliza Winston. Minnesota Historical Society. (Submitted on May 26, 2011.) 

2. Eliza Winston. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on May 26, 2011.) 

3. Merriam Street Bridge. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on May 26, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RR
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 900 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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