In Memory of the First Swedish Settlers in Minnesota
In memory of the First Swedish Settlers in Minnesota
1850 – 1900
Oscar Roos, Carl Fernstrom och August Sansahl från Vestergötland, Sverige, bosatte sig å detta hemman omkring den 18 de Oktober 1850 och byggde härpå det första svenska stockhuset i Minnesota. Landsmän reste stenen.
1850 – 1925
Re-dedicated June 24, 1925 in memory of the old pioneers
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
Location. 45° 14.03′ N, 92° 49.189′ W. Marker is in Scandia, Minnesota, in Washington County. Marker is on Olinda Trail, on the right when traveling north. Monument is in a white picket enclosure off a turnaround just north of Old Marine Trail N. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marine on Saint Croix MN 55047, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Swedes in Minnesota (approx. 1.4 miles away); William O'Brien State Park
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on Hay Lake School. (Submitted on June 13, 2018, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota.)
2. Wikipedia article on Johannes Erickson House. (Submitted on June 13, 2018, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota.)
1. Text of adjacent sign
Detta historiska monument är beläget i det nordöstra hörnet av ett 40 acre (ca 16 ha) stort markområde som köptes av de tre första svensarna som bosatte sig i Minnesota. De byggde ett stockhus på stranden av Hay Lake som ligger 300 ft. (ca 90 m) från denna plats. År 1854 grundades Elim Lutheran Church i det huset. En skolbyggnad i tegel står på andra siden av vägen. Ett tvåvånings stockhus, som är beläget väster om skolan, buggdes år 1868. Det huset är tidsenligt inrett och är öppet för allmänheten under samma tider
This historic monument is situated on the north east corner of a 40-acre tract of land purchased Oct. 18, 1852 by the first three Swedish settlers in Minnesota. They built a log house on the shore of Hay Lake located 300 ft. south east of this site. In 1854 Elim Lutheran Church was organized in this same home. A brick school built in 1899 stands across the road. The two-story house located just west of the school was built in 1868 and is authentically furnished for that era and is open to the public the same hours as is the school.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 14, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 12, 2018, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota. This page has been viewed 114 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 12, 2018, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota. 5. submitted on June 13, 2018, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.