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Frontenac in Goodhue County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Frontenac

 
 
Frontenac Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 22, 2011
1. Frontenac Marker
Inscription. This scenic Mississippi River site provided Native Americans food, shelter, and transportation for over 9,000 years. Count Frontenac, the Governor of New France, sponsored the first European explorers to this area in 1680. James (Bully) Wells established a fur trading post in 1840. In 1854, Evert Westervelt opened the first store in “Western Landing.” Israel and Lewis Garrard brought resources and craftsmen to build an aristocratic frontier city and, in 1857 platted the town Westervelt.

The village was renamed Frontenac in 1859 and prospered in fur trading, logging, limestone, and hospitality. Frontenac, an early example of town planning, was named a National Historic District in 1971.

This monument is located in Valhalla Park, a bluff land park that borders the length of Garrard Avenue.

Enjoy historic Frontenac and the timeless solitude it offers its visitors and inhabitants.

Frontenac Heritage Preservation Commission - 2006
 
Erected 2006 by Frontenac Heritage Preservation Commission.
 
Location. 44° 31.572′ N, 92° 19.743′ W. Marker is in Frontenac, Minnesota, in Goodhue County. Marker is on County 2 Boulevard (County Road 2) south of Garrard Avenue. Click for map
Frontenac Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 22, 2011
2. Frontenac Marker
Mississippi River
. Marker is in this post office area: Frontenac MN 55026, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wakondiota Park (approx. mile away); Christ Episcopal Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Beauharnois (approx. 1.4 miles away); Lake Pepin's Shell Game / In Search of Summer (approx. 2.4 miles away); Maiden Rock (approx. 2.7 miles away in Wisconsin); Lake Pepin (approx. 3.9 miles away in Wisconsin); The Sea Wing Disaster (approx. 5.4 miles away); Gold Star Memorial (approx. 5.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Frontenac.
 
Also see . . .  Frontenac, Minnesota. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on September 14, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Nearby Sign image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 22, 2011
3. Nearby Sign
Frontenac Est. 1857 Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior Listed June 4, 1973
[National Register of Historic Places #73000978]
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 503 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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