Anoka in Anoka County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Fireman's Grove is located here in the area just above the confluence of the Rum River. It was named for the firemen who pastured their horses at The Point. Fireman's Grove became a favorite gathering place for townspeople and visitors who enjoyed picnics and Fourth of July celebrations here under the white pines.
unreadable text ...in 1864... picnics... at The Point. These all day events included the parade and brass band, patriotic speeches... the cool shade of the grove, on nature's green carpet, or at crude tables improvised for the occasion, discussed the bountiful supplies of good things provided. The band discoursed more excellent music, and the gathering quietly dispersed.
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Location. 45° 11.485′ N, 93° 23.474′ W. Marker is in Anoka, Minnesota, in Anoka County. Marker can be reached from South Ferry Road 0.3 miles east of South Ferry Street (U.S. 169). Touch for map. Marker is in Peninsula Point Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1460 South Ferry Parkway, Anoka MN 55303, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Where Cultures Meet (within shouting distance of this marker); Logbooms Meet Sawmills (within River Highways (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Where Land and Water Meet (about 300 feet away); Bridging the Mississippi (about 300 feet away); Circle of Life (about 400 feet away); Highway of Exploration (about 400 feet away); The Gathering Place (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anoka.
Also see . . . Peninsula Point Two Rivers Historical Park. City of Anoka website. "Located at the confluence of the Rum and Mississippi Rivers, this historical park is known in the history books as the ‘Gathering Place in Fireman’s Grove.’" (Submitted on December 29, 2013.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 29, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 502 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 29, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.