Maplewood in Ramsey County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Ramsey County Cemetery
After the last burial in December, 1923, the old potter's field was quickly forgotten, except for one grave. Conrad Samuelson cared for the grave of his friend, Elmer Dahl, who had died in 1922. A makeshift memorial was built with old bricks and flowers and two spruce trees placed in the middle. When Samuelson died, he wished to be buried next to his friend. He was buried on June 29, 1936 at Elmhurst Cemetery.
Caption: Dairy herd at Ramsey County Home
Caption: Ramsey County Home
Caption: Gardening at Ramsey County Home
Caption: Duke Rana, Ramsey County Poor Farm resident
Caption: Katie Bloom, Ramsey County Poor Farm resident
Caption: Ramsey County Home barns and silos
Caption: Ramsey County Poor Farm residents playing pool
Caption: Storing hay in barn on Ramsey County Poor Farm (1935)
Caption: Ramsey County Home barber shop (1937)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Charity & Public Work • Parks & Recreational Areas.
Location. 45° 0.092′ N, 93° 1.468′ W. Marker is in Maplewood, Minnesota, in Ramsey County. Marker can be reached from White Bear Avenue north of Frost Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Marker is at the trail intersection in the middle of the cemetery site, which is just north of the horseshoe courts and the historic Ramsey County Poor Farm Barn. There is a parking lot at the horseshoe courts. The marker is also accessible from the north from the Gateway State Trail and the trail network around the Maplewood government complex. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Paul MN 55109, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Building the "Skally" (approx. 1.1 miles away); Gladstone Savanna's Natural History (approx. 1.1 miles away); History in DepthA History of Change (approx. 1.2 miles away); Destination Lake Phalen (approx. 1.8 miles away); Phalen Regional Park Waterfall (approx. 1.8 miles away); In Memory of Civilian Conservation Corps Personnel (approx. 1.8 miles away); Frost Avenue (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maplewood.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2019, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota. This page has been viewed 118 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 6, 2019, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.