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By Keith L, July 22, 2008
Bloomington Old Town Hall and Marker
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Bloomington — Bloomington Town Hall
The Bloomington Town Hall was built twenty feet from this site in 1892 on land given to the Township by the Baillif family. The building was moved to the current location in the 1930's in the first of a number of remodelings the building has . . . — Map (db m15357) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Bloomington — Civil War Monument
[south side] Erected by the Citizens of Bloomington, Memorial Day, 1890, In honor and memory of our country's defenders 1861, - 1865. Monument Committee. Sever Ellingson, Chairman. • Wm. Oxborough, Jr. • H.H. Pond, Treas. . . . — Map (db m56933) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Bloomington — Fallen Heroes Memorial
Fallen Heroes SPC Benjamin J. Slaven June 9, 2006 · SGT Brent W. Koch June 16, 2006 · SPC Kyle R. Miller June 29, 2006 · SSG Jeffery J. Hansen Aug. 21, 2006 · . . . — Map (db m42804) WM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Bloomington — Rodney J. Putz — 1939 – 1994
In memory of Rodney J. Putz 1939 – 1994 This living garden has been planted in memory of Rodney J. Putz. Visionary, Entrepreneur, Leader, Teacher, Mentor, Friend, Brother, Father, Husband, Great Human . . . — Map (db m17287) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Bloomington — Samuel W. and Gideon H. Pond
1834 – 1934 To honor Samuel W. and Gideon H. Pond Volunteer missionaries to the Dakotas who arrived at Ft. Snelling May 6, 1834. This tablet is placed on the house built in 1856 by Gideon H. Pond. Near-by is the site of . . . — Map (db m4894) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Brooklyn Center — Earle Brown and the Brooklyn Farm
Although this site is known today as the Earl Brown farm, it originally belonged to Captain John Martin, who was involved in steamboating, lumbering, banking, flour milling and railroading. In the mid-1880s, he purchased 420 acres of rich Hennepin . . . — Map (db m69931) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Brooklyn Park — How the Dam Works
The original dam was built in 1913 and had 28 steel gates. The gates moved up and down to allow different amounts of water to flow under them. The current dam was completed in 1997 and is fitted with five crest gates. These gates maintain . . . — Map (db m74833) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Champlin — Louis Hennepin
On July-1-1680 Louis Hennepin left this place to discover the St Anthony Falls ——— Marked by the Daughters of the American Colonists – 1929 – — Map (db m69738) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Champlin — World War II Monument
Honoring the Men and Women of this Community who Served in the Armed Forces of the United States in the Global War. In memory of neighborhood boys who made the supreme sacrifice in World War II • Kenneth Adcock • Robert L. Goodrich • Robert . . . — Map (db m70546) WM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Edina — Minnehaha Grange Hall
[west side] Minnehaha Grange No. 398 was organized on December 12, 1873. Its members came from Edina Mills, Richfield Mills, St. Louis Park and the surrounding area. At first, the Grange met in the homes of its members. Then in . . . — Map (db m55450) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Edina — Old Cahill School
[east side] The Cahill Settlement was one of the early communities in the western half of Richfield Township. It was established in the 1850s by Irish immigrants fleeing famine in their native Ireland. During the years of 1846, . . . — Map (db m55813) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Excelsior — Geology of Lake Minnetonka
Like most lakes in Minnesota, Lake Minnetonka was formed during the Ice Age of the last two million years. During several separate glacial periods, ice advanced along different routes across the state. The glaciers, along with large volumes of . . . — Map (db m59925) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Excelsior — In Honor of All Who Served and Those Who Died
Army • Navy • Air Force Marines • Coast Guard • Merchant Marines World War I Grant Lorenz US Army Donald Gray US Army Blanchard West US Army Mervin Grover US Army Guy R. Forbes US Army J. Jay Vietz US Army John W. . . . — Map (db m63784) WM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Excelsior — Peter M. Gideon
. . . — Map (db m59217) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Excelsior — Peter M. Gideon and the Wealthy Apple
In 1853, Peter Miller Gideon and his wife, Wealthy, arrived in Minnesota from Ohio and settled on the shores of Lake Minnetonka. Long interested in fruitgrowing, Peter Gideon determined to satisfy the craving of pioneer families for apples and other . . . — Map (db m59213) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Excelsior — Soldiers Memorial
[The Grand Army of the Republic Badge] In memory of our soldier dead. — Map (db m60849) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — 1 — 1–Main Entrance Minnehaha Lower Glen
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board welcomes you to Minnehaha Park. The park consists of two levels: The upper level is maintained as an open picnicking area. Many of the city's traditional festivals such as Svenskarnas Dag are held here. The . . . — Map (db m40787) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — 1st Infantry Division — United States Army
The heart of the U.S. Army is its regular infantry, with lineage going back to 1808. The First Infantry Division is America’s oldest division. In 1918 the soldiers of the 1st won America’s first major battle of WWI at Cantigy. In WWII the 1st . . . — Map (db m70951) WM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — 3 — 3 – Master Map
1 Main Glen Entrance 2 Abandoned Falls Marker 3 Master Map 4 Ecological Marker 5 Spring-fed Wetland 6 Old Godfrey Mill Site 7 Lower Glen Geology 8 Camp Fire Area 9 Springs Marker 10 St. Peter Limestone Marker 11 Mississippi . . . — Map (db m43665) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Architects and Engineers Building

This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m80195) HM

Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Beneath the Surface — Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail
This 1893 map shows the system of tunnels that ran under the West Side Milling District–part of the complex waterworks that brought energy from the 50-foot drop of the falls into the mills. Water from the river above the falls flowed through . . . — Map (db m28081) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Bridging the Stream — Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail
People have long crossed the river at about this point. This was a natural fording place, used by Native Americans and also by soldiers from Fort Snelling. The first documented ferry service was provided by a Dakota Indian woman with her canoe in . . . — Map (db m50228) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Changing the Shape of the Falls — Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail
When Europeans first saw the falls, the crest was well below Hennepin Island. Natural erosion caused the line of the falls to move steadily upriver at about four feet a year. By the 1850s, the cataract was approaching the upper limit of the . . . — Map (db m28025) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Christ Church Lutheran — National Register of Historic Places — June 20, 2001
Christ Church Lutheran was founded on 1911. This building, designed by world famous Finnish architect, Eliel Saarinen, was completed in 1949. Immediately the building received international acclaim as one of the earliest examples of modernist design . . . — Map (db m50066) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Col. John H. Stevens
Born June .13. 1820 Died May .28. 1900 First settler in the City of Minneapolis. — Map (db m17234) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Como–Harriet Streetcar Line
For 74 years this transit railway carried passengers to downtown jobs, to University of Minnesota classes, and to picnics and concerts on the shores of Lake Harriet. Steam passenger trains of the Minneapolis, Lyndale & Minnetonka Railway first . . . — Map (db m38850) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Eagles

The Eagles installed on the Convention Center Plaza are artifacts removed from the 1927 era Auditorium which was located on the nearby site now occupied by the new Minneapolis Convention Center. The old Auditorium was bounded by Grant Street on . . . — Map (db m91399) HM

Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Eliza Winston — Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail
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 . . . — Map (db m42714) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Father Hennepin Bluffs
This was the site from which Father Louis Hennepin, the Franciscan Priest, first viewed the Falls of St. Anthony in June of 1680. He named the falls after his patron saint St. Anthony of Padua. The famous waterfall was responsible for the birth . . . — Map (db m21030) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — First School House
. . . — Map (db m65803) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Former Site of Plymouth Congregational Church — 1875 to 1907
[Title is text] — Map (db m79250) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Founders of Central Lutheran Church

John H. Field · O.L. Loberg · Dr. F. Moody S.A. Nelson · Oliver Prestholdt Dr. Ivar Sivertsen · Dr. C.O. Solberg J.S. Strate · E. H. Sund · Dr. A.C. Tingdale R. T. Tingdale · Christian Wangaard

Founders . . . — Map (db m91375) HM

Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Geology of Minnesota — Lake Harriet Region
     The continental glaciers spreading over Minnesota during the great ice ages brought vast quantities of rock material from the north to be dumped indiscriminately during the recession of the ice. Old river valleys were filled and belts of . . . — Map (db m37863) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Geology of Minnesota — Minnehaha Falls
     Near Fort Snelling, 10,000 years ago, melt water from the Wisconsin glacier was discharged through the Mississippi River and plunged over a ledge of Platteville limestone into a gorge cut chiefly in the white St. Peter sandstone. The . . . — Map (db m40765) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — George Washington Bi-Centennial Tree
Planted April 27 1932 This tablet placed Americanization Day April 27 1934 By Halvarson-Bowers Aux' 187 Veterans of Foreign Wars — Map (db m17227) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Gunnar Wennerberg — Swedish Poet, Composer, Educator and Statesman — 1817 – 1901
[In Swedish and English, English version follows]: Oh God, who rulest fate of nations, Almighty thou in every land; Who holdest life and death’s privations. Within the hollow of thy hand, Whatever punishment thou wieldest For . . . — Map (db m17235) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Harriet Bandshells / Our Park Legacy — Music, Wind and Fire on the Lake — Established 1993
Do you know how many bandshells have been built at Lake Harriet? Five, each each built with a distinct style and features. 1888: The first bandshell was constructed by the Minneapolis Street Railway Company on their property near the rail . . . — Map (db m86816) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Historic Milling District
This aerial view shows the gatehouse, water power canal and adjacent mills as they appeared in 1945. They, together with similar structures on the east bank, made Minneapolis the milling capital of the nation from 1880-1930. Changes in marketing and . . . — Map (db m27169) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — History of the Garden — Eloise Butler—Wildflower Garden Founder
“. . . a bit of natural growth is a source of greater delight to the true nature lover than the most beautiful and most highly cultivated garden” —Eloise Butler Teacher and botanist Eloise Butler was the Garden's . . . — Map (db m86830) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Indians at the Falls — Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail
For Native American people, the Falls of St. Anthony was a landmark and sacred place. The river was a major highway for trade and travel. Although no Indian villages have been recorded here, oral traditions suggest frequent visits for fishing and . . . — Map (db m43661) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — John Harrington Stevens House
Built in 1850, this was the first house on the west bank of the Mississippi, located at Saint Anthony Falls near the present-day Minneapolis Post Office. John H. Stevens received permission to occupy the site, a part of the Fort Snelling . . . — Map (db m17264) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Joseph N. Nicollet — Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail
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 . . . — Map (db m38455) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Loring Park: Basilica and Churches

Construction on the Basilica of Saint Mary, 88 North 17th Avenue, began in 1907. It is the country's first Basilica and acts as an anchoring landmark on the north side of Loring Park.

The church was planned by French architect Emmanuel . . . — Map (db m91409) HM

Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Loring Park: Historic Districts and Buildings

Loring Park has 14 historically designated buildings as well as the Harmon Place Historic Auto District. Some of the designated buildings include the Minneapolis Woman's Club, the Basilica of St. Mary, the Loring Theater, the Wesley . . . — Map (db m91408) HM

Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Loring Park: Loring Greenway and Housing

The Loring Park Development District was created in 1972 to plan and underwrite high density residential and commercial building through tax increment financing. Ten blocks were demolished and redeveloped in an area roughly between the . . . — Map (db m91435) HM

Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Loring Park: Neighborhood Organizing

The Loring Park neighborhood is home to one of the city's oldest neighborhood organizations. In 1972, neighbors banded together in a successful fight to prevent the demolition of the historic 1906 Loring Park Shelter Building. Forming the . . . — Map (db m91436) HM

Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Loring Park: The Devil's Backbone

Surveys conducted in the early 19th Century identified several significant geological features of the area now known as the Loring Park neighborhood. One was "The Devil's Backbone," a long ridge located about one mile south of the . . . — Map (db m91406) HM

Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Minnehaha Depot
Milwaukee Road station agents affectionately referred to the quaint little Minnehaha Depot as "the Princess." Its delicate gingerbread architecture is reminiscent of the Victorian era when ladies in bustles and gentlemen in high collars traveled . . . — Map (db m17233) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — New Uses for Old Mills — Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail
The square seven-story building with a sloping mansard roof at First Street and Fifth Avenue was built in 1879 as the Crown Roller Mill. It was then one of the largest and most modern flour mills at the falls, although its daily capacity of 2,400 . . . — Map (db m43004) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Peavey Fountain
Given to the people of Minneapolis in 1891 by F.H. Peavey as a drinking fountain for horses. This monument was rededicated as a memorial to the horses of the 151st Field Artillery Minnesota National Guard killed in action in the First World War. — Map (db m76192) HM WM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Pettingill's Wonderful Water — Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail
A natural spring flows from the rock at the base of Hennepin Bluff below this spot. According to tradition the iron-red mud at the spring provided pigment for Native Americans. White settlers of the 1850s believed the water had medicinal qualities. . . . — Map (db m21033) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Pillsbury A Mill
Has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the History of the United States U.S. . . . — Map (db m95383) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Portaging Around the Falls — Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail
For untold generations of Indian people the Mississippi River was an important canoe route. To pass around the falls, the Dakota (Sioux) and Ojibway (Chippewa) used a well-established portage trail. Starting at a landing below the site now occupied . . . — Map (db m21032) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — President Lyndon B. Johnson
President Lyndon B. Johnson, Senator Hubert H. Humphrey, and Governor Karl Rolvaag enjoy the spray from Minnehaha Falls. On that day in 1964, however, Minneapolis was experiencing a drought. In order to create the beautiful display of the falls . . . — Map (db m41153) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Richard Chute Square
The University of Minnesota's first building, a preparatory school, was located on this site from 1851 until the University moved to its present location in 1855. When the city of Minneapolis acquired the land for a park in 1903, it was . . . — Map (db m37825) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — State Theatre — Built 1921 • Restored 1991
A project for the City and the People of Minneapolis by the Minneapolis Community Development Agency [City Officials listed] "Dedicated to the People of Minneapolis and their children and their children's children, that through the years . . . — Map (db m71879) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Stone Arch Bridge
"This viaduct...is the only one of its kind that spans the Father of Waters, and is one of the largest and most noteworthy in the United States. Firmer than the earth which supports it, it is constructed to stand the test of time." . . . — Map (db m27042) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Symbols on the Skyline — Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail
Several structures have dominated the crest of the hill above this spot. The first was a luxury hotel named the Winslow House, built in 1857 by James M. Winslow while St. Anthony was still a favorite resort and health spa. Its style of architecture . . . — Map (db m50208) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — The Ard Godfrey House
Built in 1848, the Ard Godfrey House is the earliest frame house still standing in Minneapolis. An example of Greek Revival architecture, it originally occupied a site in the vicinity of Main and Second Streets Southeast. Ard Godfrey, a . . . — Map (db m37774) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — The Barrel-Makers' Co-ops — Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail
The red brick building at the corner of Third Avenue and First Street was one of many factories that supplied the barrels used for flour. Called coopers, the skilled workers who made barrels pioneered a new role for labor in Minneapolis. When their . . . — Map (db m44523) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — The Basilica of Saint Mary
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m75412) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — The Church of Our Lady of Lourdes
Near this spot in 1630 Father Louis Hennepin first sighted and named the Falls of Saint Anthony. This is the oldest standing church in the city of Minneapolis. The front rectangular nave, built of native limestone, was opened by the First . . . — Map (db m51065) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — The Crash of Flight 307 — March 7, 1950 at 9:02 PM
During its approach through a blinding snowstorm, NWA Flight 307 clipped its left wing on the flagpole at Ft. Snelling Cemetery. Captain Donald Jones struggled to maintain altitude as he circled around for another attempt. The wing detached . . . — Map (db m56011) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — The House of John H. Stevens — Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail
The US Post Office stands on the site of the first permanent dwelling in what is now Minneapolis. The land was part of the Fort Snelling Military Reservation in 1849, but the army allowed John H. Stevens to build a house in return for operating a . . . — Map (db m43036) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — The Pillsbury A Mill — Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail
The Pillsbury A Mill, built of Platteville limestone, was the world’s largest flour mill when it was completed in 1881. The design by LeRoy S. Buffington is considered a classic of industrial architecture, and the interior of the mill boasted . . . — Map (db m40687) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — The Stone Arch Bridge — Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail
In 1879 St. Paul railroad magnate James J. Hill opened his "Manitoba line" to the Canadian border, linking the wheat fields of the Red River Valley with the flour mills of Minneapolis. To improve railroad access at the falls he built this 2,100-foot . . . — Map (db m21031) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — The Washburn and Pillsbury Clans — Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail
Minneapolis flour milling magnate, Cadwallader C. Washburn, was a member of a Maine family that sent four brothers to Congress, all from different states. Cadwallader served Wisconsin as congressman (1854-61, 1867-71) and governor (1872-73). His . . . — Map (db m44409) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — The West Side Milling District — Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail
Minneapolis on the west bank of the river quickly overtook St. Anthony on the east side. A major reason was more efficient use of water power. In 1857 the Minneapolis Mill Company started to build a canal along South First Street. Enlarged and . . . — Map (db m27746) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — The Whirlpool — Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail
"The falls are going out!" cried the alarmed citizens of St. Anthony on October 5, 1869. A tunnel being dug under the river bed to bring waterpower to Nicollet Island had collapsed. A giant whirlpool formed below the island as the river rushed . . . — Map (db m42741) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — The Woman's Club of Minneapolis — 410 Oak Grove Street — Individually Designated Historic Structure

Built 1927 By Leon Eugene Arnal — Map (db m91402) HM

Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — USS Minneapolis (CA36)

The heavy cruiser USS MINNEAPOLIS was the second US Navy ship to bear the name. She was built at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, and commissioned 19 May 1934. MINNEAPOLIS was at sea off Pearl Harbor when Japan attacked on 7 December 1941. . . . — Map (db m91372) HM

Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — USS Minnesota (BB22)

The battleship USS MINNESOTA was the second US Navy to bear the name. She was built at Newport News, VA, and commissioned 9 March 1907. MINNESOTA sailed in late 1907 as a member of the 16 ship "Great White Fleet" on a round-the-world . . . — Map (db m91371) HM

Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Welcome to the Historic Loring Park Neighborhood

The story of this place begins as an encampment for untold generations of the Dakota People. Located near the ancient trail that was later to become Hennepin Avenue, the encampment lay beside a spring fed pond, at the base of the rolling oak . . . — Map (db m91440) HM

Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Wesley United Methodist Church — Established in 1852

This church stands as the first Minneapolis Methodist Church founded west of the Mississippi River. It has been the site of several Annual Conference sessions and twice Methodist bishops have been consecrated at its altar. Having brought scores . . . — Map (db m91374) HM

Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Westminster Presbyterian Church
The former site of Westminster Presbyterian Church Dedicated March 11, 1883 Destroyed by fire September 6, 1895. — Map (db m3687) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — William de la Barre — Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail
After the Washburn A Mill explosion in 1878, a young Vienna-born engineer called on owner Cadwallader C. Washburn with a dust-collecting device that he said would prevent such accidents. Washburn hired him to oversee rebuilding the A Mill. William . . . — Map (db m43664) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Mound — 9/11 Memorial
Dedicated to the victims who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 "Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America." . . . — Map (db m59394) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Mound — Minnetonka -- Queen of the Inland Lakes
In May, 1822, a Fort Snelling drummer boy named Joseph R. Brown and his friend, William Snelling, son of the fort's commander, canoed up what is now called Minnehaha Creek to "discover" a lake long sacred to the Indian people who built burial mounds . . . — Map (db m59258) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Mound — SurfSide Park — City of Mound
Mound's "Surfside Park & Beach" was platted in 1881 and consists of two parcels. Little is known of its history until 1935, when the northerly parcel was purchased for $350. The southerly parcel consists of five lots. Four of the lots were . . . — Map (db m60470) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Mound — Veterans Monument
Army • Navy • Coast Guard • Marines • Air Force [military service seals] This monument is dedicated to all the men and women who served in times of peace and war. All gave some... some gave all Mound Post #5113 . . . — Map (db m60833) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Richfield — Colonel Josiah Snelling — 1782 – 1828 — Soldier · Pioneer · Builder
An Appreciation He served with distinction in the Indian wars of the old northwest border and in the War of 1812. In August, 1820, he assumed command of the Fifth United States Infantry at Camp Coldwater on the site of Fort Snelling. Selecting . . . — Map (db m17240) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Richfield — Elizabeth R. Snelling
. . . — Map (db m12652) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Richfield — Fort Snelling 1861–1946
This historical ground was a pivotal place in the development of the Northwest. With the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, Fort Snelling expanded its limestone walls into this area, formerly a part of the U.S. Indian Agency and the location of the . . . — Map (db m42180) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Richfield — Giacomo Constantino Beltrami — 1779 – 1855
From this point, Beltrami, Italian jurist, scholar and explorer, on July 7, 1823, started his journey into the wilderness of northern Minnesota resulting in his discovery of the source of the Mississippi River August 19, 1823. Through persistence, . . . — Map (db m17239) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Richfield — PFC. Jimmy Berray — United States Marine Corps — 1922 – 1942
Mortally wounded Nov. 13, 1942 during the naval battle of Guadalcanal while serving on the cruiser USS San Francisco. Awarded Navy Cross for Distinguished Service in this battle. Buried at Sea, Nov. 14, 1942 "On the early morning of . . . — Map (db m67005) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Richfield — Richfield Pioneer Homestead — General Riley Lucas Bartholomew — 30 May 1807 - 21 September 1894
Born the son of 1812 War Veteran, Benjamin Bartholomew, and a grandson of Revolutionary War heroes, Benjamin Bartholomew and Abigail Patchen Bartholomew, Riley was the oldest of 12 siblings living on a frontier farm in Harpersfield, Ashtabula County . . . — Map (db m37380) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Richfield — The First Flag Raised Over Iwo Jima
On the morning of February 23, 1945, members of the 3rd Platoon, 28th Regiment, 5th Marine Division were given orders to climb and secure Mount Suribachi. Upon reaching the top, a Marine stood guard while the other Marines raised the first American . . . — Map (db m73111) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Richfield — The Honoring All Veterans Memorial
This memorial pays tribute to the men and women of this country who are Veterans from all US Military branches – Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Merchant Marines, Coast Guard, and Air Force. The memorial is a place to reflect and thank those who . . . — Map (db m57566) WM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Richfield — The Prairie
A Sea of Grass In its early days Fort Snelling was surrounded by a sea of head-high grass. The vast Minnesota prairie was broken only by small groves of trees—willows, cottonwoods, and oaks that grew near creeks, lakes, and marshes. . . . — Map (db m17259) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Richfield — U.S. Army, Buildings 17 and 18
Built in 1904-05 by the U.S. Army, Buildings 17 and 18 were constructed as double barracks to house cavalry troops. By 1911 the cavalry had left Fort Snelling, but the buildings continued to house troops through the early 1940s as the post grew in . . . — Map (db m74889) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Richfield — Whiskey
A Great Horse A Stout Heart 1911 – 1943 — Map (db m17237) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Richfield — World War Memorial
We Honor Those - Who - Do Us Honor In this metal we inscribe our humble expression of appreciation to those citizens of this community who answered our country's call to arms, and in loving memory of those who gave their lives in the World . . . — Map (db m73063) WM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Saint Paul — Wokiksuye K'a Woyuonihan — Remembering and Honoring
This memorial honors the sixteen hundred Dakota people, many of them women and children, who were imprisoned here at Fort Snelling in the aftermath of the 1862 U.S.-Dakota Conflict. Frightened, uprooted, and uncertain of the fate of their missing . . . — Map (db m50817) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Shorewood — HE-SHC-022 — Christmas Lake
Named for Charles W. Christmas, first county surveyor of Hennepin County, elected in 1852, who platted the original town site of Minneapolis for John H. Stevens and Franklin Steele. This lake and Lake Minnetonka now occupy what in pre-glacial times . . . — Map (db m71571) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), St. Paul — Three Islands in the Mississippi
The Mississippi River’s many islands are well known to navigators, and the roles of several as accessible and safe havens for villages, camps, and forts have made them significant in Minnesota’s past. Lt. Zebulon Pike chose this island, later . . . — Map (db m83127) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Wayzata — Wayzata Depot
The Wayzata Depot was built in 1906 by James J. Hill, owner of the Great Northern Railroad. The English Tudor structure, designed by architect Samuel Bartlett, was noted for its hot water heat and indoor plumbing and at one time was considered the . . . — Map (db m83078) HM

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