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Near Kimball in Stearns County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Maine Prairie Corners

 
 
Maine Prairie Corners Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, October 24, 2013
1. Maine Prairie Corners Marker
Inscription. Here in 1856 settlers from Maine established a community that grew into a vigorous pioneer village including three churches & stores, two lodge halls, blacksmith shop, cheese factory – all built near the site of a 2½-story tamarack fort used during the Sioux outbreak of 1862.

With the coming of the Soo Line in 1886, most buildings were moved to Kimball. The last to remain burned in 1919.

Stearns County Historical Society and
the Kimball Centennial Committee 1949

 
Erected 1949 by the Minnesota Department of Highways, Stearns County Historical Society and the Kimball Centennial Committee. (Marker Number SN-MPR-004.)
 
Location. 45° 22.833′ N, 94° 16.041′ W. Marker is near Kimball, Minnesota, in Stearns County. Marker is on State Highway 15 south of County Road 8, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at a paved highway pull-off approximately 5 miles north of Kimball. Marker is in this post office area: Kimball MN 55353, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Luxemburg (approx. 5.2 miles away); Veterans Park (approx. 8.4
Maine Prairie Corners Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, October 24, 2013
2. Maine Prairie Corners Marker
Maine Prairie Fort was located beyond (west of) the marker.
miles away); Assumption Chapel (AKA Grasshopper Chapel) (approx. 8.8 miles away); Exploring The Mississippi Headwaters (approx. 9.9 miles away); Quarry Derrick (approx. 10.8 miles away); Fata Morgana (approx. 10.9 miles away); St. Walburg Hall (approx. 12.9 miles away); Kingston Veterans Memorial (approx. 12.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Minnesota Department of Transportation. Historic Roadside Development Structures Inventory. "The nine-foot-tall, 2 1/2 ton granite monument was a gift of the Cold Spring Granite Company. The text was written by Mrs. Clayton Greely of Kimball. Caesar Copeland of the Beim Farm installed the marker's foundation, and the Kimball Centennial Committee provided funding for the foundation and the dedication ceremonies. The marker was dedicated on Thanksgiving Day, 1949. The Kimball American Legion color guard opened the event and Glanville Smith, president of the Stearns County Historical Society, addressed the gathering..." (Submitted on December 14, 2013.) 
 
Additional keywords. Maine Prairie Pioneers Monument
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 322 times since then and 5 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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