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Eliza Winston

 

Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail

 
Eliza Winston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, April 29, 2011
1. Eliza Winston Marker
Inscription.  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 Minnesota, and a local free black woman named Emily Grey persuaded her to leave her owner. A court sustained Winston's right to freedom, but a proslavery crowd threatened harm. Antislavery people in the town hid her, and she later made her way to Canada.
 
Erected by the St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board.
 
Location. 44° 59.142′ N, 93° 15.516′ W. Marker is in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in Hennepin County. Marker can be reached from Southeast Main Street south of Merriam Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is along a walking path next to the east channel of the Mississippi River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Minneapolis MN 55401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Symbols on the Skyline (within shouting distance of this marker); The Church of Our Lady of Lourdes
Eliza Winston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, April 29, 2011
2. Eliza Winston Marker
To the right of the marker is the Merriam Street Bridge, built in 1887 by King Iron Bridge Company, Cleveland, Ohio.
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Joseph N. Nicollet (about 500 feet away); The Whirlpool (about 600 feet away); Nicollet Island Businesses (about 700 feet away); Richard Chute Square (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Ard Godfrey House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Indians at the Falls (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Minneapolis.
 
Also see . . .
1. Eliza Winston. Minnesota Historical Society. (Submitted on May 26, 2011.) 

2. Eliza Winston. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on May 26, 2011.) 

3. Merriam Street Bridge. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on May 26, 2011.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 26, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,027 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 26, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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