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

The Winchell Trail

 
 
The Winchell Trail marker image. Click for full size.
By McGhiever, May 15, 2020
1. The Winchell Trail marker
Inscription.  
Marked by this boulder brought from
the Mesabi Iron Range,
was named in honor of the eminent geologist
Newton Horace Winchell
whose scientific studies along this river
provided a measure for the time
since the glacial period.

His early appreciation of the
economic importance of Minnesota's resources
did much to preserve for the people
some share in the state's mineral wealth


 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Resources.
 
Location. 44° 57.744′ N, 93° 13.469′ W. Marker is in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in Hennepin County. Marker is at the intersection of Franklin Avenue and West River Parkway, on the right when traveling east on Franklin Avenue. Marker is along the bike path leading south from Franklin Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Minneapolis MN 55406, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bridging the Mississippi (approx. 0.7 miles away); Women in Science & Medicine (approx. ¾ mile away); Milwaukee Avenue Historic District (approx.
Marker beside paved paths connecting Franklin Avenue to West River Parkway image. Click for full size.
By McGhiever, May 15, 2020
2. Marker beside paved paths connecting Franklin Avenue to West River Parkway
¾ mile away); Academic Health Center (approx. ¾ mile away); Coffman Memorial Union (approx. 0.9 miles away); Wonderland Amusement Park (approx. one mile away); Old Portage Trail (approx. one mile away); 2916 East Lake: East Lake Branch Library (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Minneapolis.
 
Also see . . .  Winchell Trail on Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 24, 2020, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota.)
 
Additional keywords. Mississippi River, geology
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 24, 2020, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota. This page has been viewed 32 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 24, 2020, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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