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Fort Snelling in Hennepin County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Coldwater Springhouse & Reservoir

 
 
Coldwater Springhouse & Reservoir Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Connor Olson, August 5, 2019
1. Coldwater Springhouse & Reservoir Marker
Inscription.  The U.S. Army constructed the Coldwater Springhouse and Reservoir between the late 1870s and early 1880s to supply water to an expanding Fort Snelling. Coldwater Spring provided water from 1820 to the 1920s. The spring holds cultural significance to many tribes and is considered sacred by some.

We have trimmed the vegetation around the Springhouse to provide better access and visibility. Over the coming years, we will seed the area with native short grass species, including little blue stem (Schizachyrium scoparium), side-oats grama (Bouteloua curtipendula), blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis), and June grass (Koeleria cristata).
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentForts and CastlesNative AmericansParks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
 
Location. 44° 53.956′ N, 93° 11.767′ W. Marker is in Fort Snelling, Minnesota, in Hennepin County. Marker can be reached from South Minnehaha Park Drive, half a mile south of East

The Coldwater Reservoir. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Connor Olson, August 5, 2019
2. The Coldwater Reservoir.
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54th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5601 Minnehaha Park Dr S, Saint Paul MN 55111, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Whiskey (approx. half a mile away); U.S. Army, Buildings 17 and 18 (approx. ¾ mile away); Giacomo Constantino Beltrami (approx. ¾ mile away); Elizabeth R. Snelling (approx. ¾ mile away); Colonel Josiah Snelling (approx. ¾ mile away); The Prairie (approx. 0.8 miles away); De Dakod Makoce Unkitawapi E E (approx. 0.9 miles away); Wokiksuye K'a Woyuonihan (approx. 0.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service on the Coldwater Spring. (Submitted on August 2, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 82 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 16, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota.   2. submitted on July 31, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
 
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May. 23, 2022