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Hastings in Dakota County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Mississippi

 
 
Mississippi Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 22, 2011
1. Mississippi Marker
Inscription.
The Father of Waters
The Mighty Miss
The Great River


Source: Lake Itasca MN 552 River Miles
Mouth: Gulf of Mexico 1788 River Miles

This natural water highway made possible many of man's experiences on the North American continent. The Hastings Levee served as a port when people and commerce relied on water transport. This mooring ring is a reminder of the River's golden era.

Gift from
Hazel Jacobsen Theel
1999

 
Erected 1999 by Hazel Jacobsen Theel.
 
Location. 44° 44.734′ N, 92° 51.033′ W. Marker is in Hastings, Minnesota, in Dakota County. Marker can be reached from 1st Street near Ramsey Street. Click for map. Marker is along the Mississippi River in Veteranís Memorial Levee Park. Marker is in this post office area: Hastings MN 55033, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans Memorial Levee (within shouting distance of this marker); Spiral Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Hastings Spiral Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Hastings Grows
Mississippi Marker and Mooring Ring image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 22, 2011
2. Mississippi Marker and Mooring Ring
A high water marker is in the right background.
(within shouting distance of this marker); American Legion Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Downtown Develops (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Steamboats, Trains, and Barges (about 500 feet away); Going with the Flow (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hastings.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hastings, Minnesota. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on October 3, 2011.) 

2. The Mississippi Flood of 1965. (Submitted on October 3, 2011.)
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Nearby High Water Mark image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 22, 2011
3. Nearby High Water Mark
18 April 1965
[background: a new bridge is being built to replace this 1950 bridge]
New Hastings Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, May 7, 2014
4. New Hastings Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 489 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   4. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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