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Royalton in Morrison County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

William Warren, Two Rivers House Site and Peter MacDougall Farmstead

Site No. 10

— Original Historic Site —

 
 
William Warren, Two Rivers House Site and Peter MacDougall Farmstead marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By McGhiever, July 3, 2017
1. William Warren, Two Rivers House Site and Peter MacDougall Farmstead marker
Inscription.  Within this 215-acre preserve are 18 vegetative types, including bluestem prairie, oak savanna, white pine woods, deciduous forests, alder-sedge-swamp, and birch tamarack woods. In all, 145 species of birds, and 13 species of mammals have been observed at the MacDougall Homestead. Parts of the homestead were farmed for more than 70 years before the Conservancy acquired it. The original house and barn still stand. The area is listed in the National Register of Historic Sites as the place where William Warren Whipple, an Ojibwe Indian, wrote a history of his people.
 
Erected by Morrison County. (Marker Number 10.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureEnvironmentNative Americans.
 
Location. 45° 50.658′ N, 94° 20.114′ W. Marker is in Royalton, Minnesota, in Morrison County. Marker is on Hilton Road north of County Highway 315 (58th St), on the left when traveling north. Marker is at the entrance to a small, dirt parking area for McDougall State Wildlife
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Management Area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Royalton MN 56373, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. WPA Water Tower & Shelter Building (approx. 8.3 miles away); Childhood Memories of a Magical Place (approx. 8.3 miles away); The Boyhood Farm of Charles Lindbergh (approx. 8.3 miles away); The WPA Builds a Park in the Rustic Style (approx. 8.3 miles away); Big White Pine (approx. 8.3 miles away); Lindbergh State Park (approx. 8.3 miles away); Lindbergh House (approx. 8.3 miles away); Tenant Farmer House (approx. 8.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  A Site to Behold. Info on the MacDougall Farmstead from the Morrison County Historical Society (Submitted on February 17, 2020, by McGhiever of Minneapolis, Minnesota.) 
 
1874 Peter MacDougall Barn image. Click for full size.
Photographed By McGhiever, July 3, 2017
2. 1874 Peter MacDougall Barn
The historic site is about a half-mile walk due west of the marker
State wildlife area entrance sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By McGhiever, July 3, 2017
3. State wildlife area entrance sign
The historic site is at the treeline in the background
Interior of the Peter MacDougall Barn image. Click for full size.
Photographed By McGhiever, July 3, 2017
4. Interior of the Peter MacDougall Barn
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 17, 2020, by McGhiever of Minneapolis, Minnesota. This page has been viewed 353 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 17, 2020, by McGhiever of Minneapolis, Minnesota. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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