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Charles Lindbergh’s Minnesota Roots Marker image, Click for more information
By Bill Coughlin, July 19, 2015
Charles Lindbergh’s Minnesota Roots Marker
Minnesota (Stearns County), Avon — Charles Lindbergh’s Minnesota Roots
When Charles Lindbergh landed his airplane on May 21, 1927, after becoming the first person to fly solo and non-stop from New York to Paris, he instantly became a national hero. His background and boyhood in Minnesota prepared him well for this . . . — Map (db m85788) HM
Minnesota (Stearns County), Clearwater — Exploring The Mississippi Headwaters
After the American Revolution, the 1783 Treaty of Paris, signed by those representing the American Colonies and Great Britain, sought to establish the boundary of the new country. In the middle of the continent the boundary was to run east to west . . . — Map (db m69746) HM
Minnesota (Stearns County), Cold Spring — Assumption Chapel (AKA Grasshopper Chapel)Assumpta est Maria
1854 Father Francis X. Pierz offers first mass in this vicinity 1877 Father Leo Winter, O.S.B. erects a chapel in honor of the Assumption of B.V.M. to avert grasshopper plague 1894 June 28. Tornado destroys chapel 1951 . . . — Map (db m78124) HM
Minnesota (Stearns County), Collegeville — Saint John's Abbey and University
Saint John's Abbey was founded in 1856 on the west bank of the Mississippi river in St. Cloud and was permanently located in the Indianbush, now Collegeville, on the shore of Lake Sagatagan in 1866 as the first Benedictine monastery in the Upper . . . — Map (db m78190) HM
Minnesota (Stearns County), Collegeville — St. John's Abbey and University
St. John's Abbey was founded in 1856 on the west bank of the Mississippi near St. Cloud and permanently located in the Indianbush, now Collegeville, on the shore of Lake Sagatagan in 1866. St. John's was the first Benedictine abbey in the Upper . . . — Map (db m78128) HM
Minnesota (Stearns County), Collegeville — St. John's Abbey and University Old Church and Quadrangle
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m78132) HM
Minnesota (Stearns County), Kimball — SN-MPR-004 — Maine Prairie Corners
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 . . . — Map (db m70766) HM
Minnesota (Stearns County), Luxemburg — Luxemburg
The first settlers in this area were immigrants from Luxembourg and Germany, founding Saint Wendelin's Parish Church in 1859. The town grew to include a school in 1861, post office in 1863, stores, hotel, livery, creamery, feed mill, and other . . . — Map (db m70310) HM
Minnesota (Stearns County), Paynesville — Veterans Memorial
In Memory of the Area Veterans Who Served Honorably - 1986 - Paynesville American Legion Post 271 Map (db m78826) WM
Minnesota (Stearns County), Saint Cloud — Fort Holes
About one block east of this marker, near the site of the Gray Laboratory School, stood Fort Holes, for a brief time a reminder of the panic accompanying the Sioux uprising of 1862. As fighting flared, frightened settlers streamed into nearby . . . — Map (db m88376) HM
Minnesota (Stearns County), Sauk Centre — Sinclair Lewis
When Harry Sinclair Lewis was born here on a bitter cold February 7, 1885, Sauk Centre was a raw prairie town with an unpaved main street and five or six blocks of false fronts. A gawky, sensitive child who achieved little success in school and was . . . — Map (db m43828) HM
Minnesota (Stearns County), Sauk Centre — Sinclair Lewis Boyhood Home
has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark under the provisions of the Historical Sites Act of August 21st 1935. This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of United States. U.S. . . . — Map (db m7148) HM
Minnesota (Stearns County), Sauk Centre — The Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan
Designed by its first Vicar, the Reverend George Stewart, this is the oldest church building in continuous use in Sauk Centre. Construction was begun in the spring of 1869 and completion of the $6700 structure was made possible by a $2000 gift sent . . . — Map (db m43826) HM
Minnesota (Stearns County), St. Cloud — B.P.O.E. Building1913
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior and St. Cloud Heritage Preservation Commission — Map (db m78084) HM
Minnesota (Stearns County), St. Cloud — Breen Hotel1921
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior and St. Cloud Heritage Preservation Commission — Map (db m78085) HM
Minnesota (Stearns County), St. Cloud — D.B. Searle Building1886
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior and St. Cloud Heritage Preservation Commission — Map (db m78091) HM
Minnesota (Stearns County), St. Cloud — Daniel Building1908
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior and St. Cloud Heritage Preservation Commission — Map (db m78086) HM
Minnesota (Stearns County), St. Cloud — McClure & Searle [Building]c.1883
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior and St. Cloud Heritage Preservation Commission — Map (db m78087) HM
Minnesota (Stearns County), St. Cloud — Petters Building1914
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior and St. Cloud Heritage Preservation Commission — Map (db m78089) HM
Minnesota (Stearns County), St. Cloud — Sherman Theatre1921
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior and St. Cloud Heritage Preservation Commission — Map (db m78092) HM
Minnesota (Stearns County), St. Cloud — St. Mary's Building1925
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior and St. Cloud Heritage Preservation Commission — Map (db m78093) HM
Minnesota (Stearns County), St. Cloud — United States Post Office1936
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior and St. Cloud Heritage Preservation Commission — Map (db m78090) HM
Minnesota (Stearns County), St. Joseph — St. Walburg Hall
This property has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m78096) HM
Minnesota (Stearns County), Waite Park — Fata Morgana
Fata Morgana is carved from Cold Spring Granite's diamond pink granite from Rockville Quarry #1, located just west of HWY 23 before the I-94/HWY 23 interchange. The sculpture weights [sic] about 5,300 lbs. and was carved in 2005 by George . . . — Map (db m78097) HM
Minnesota (Stearns County), Waite Park — Quarry Derrick
This derrick was donated by Cold Spring Granite in 2006 to Stearns County Parks. It was disassembled from Cook, MN by park staff and Cold Springs Granite staff and transported to Quarry Park and Nature Preserve to complement the granite industry . . . — Map (db m78120) HM

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