Minneapolis in Hennepin County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Col. John H. Stevens
Died May .28. 1900
First settler in the City of Minneapolis.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1865.
Location. 44° 54.836′ N, 93° 12.601′ W. Marker is in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in Hennepin County. Marker can be reached from Minnehaha Avenue south of East Minnehaha Parkway, on the left when traveling south. Marker is in Minnehaha Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4901 South Minnehaha Park Drive/Avenue, Minneapolis MN 55417, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Harrington Stevens House (a few steps from this marker); Gunnar Wennerberg (within shouting distance of this marker); Minnehaha Depot (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 3 – Master Map (about 500 feet away); Geology of Minnesota (about 500 feet away); 1–Main Entrance Minnehaha Lower Glen (about 600 feet away); President Lyndon B. JohnsonBig Water / Stairway of Water (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Minneapolis.
Also see . . .
1. John H. Stevens. John Harrington Stevens was the first authorized resident on the west bank of the Mississippi River in what would become Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Submitted on March 21, 2009.)
2. Stevens House. "The John H. Stevens House, built in 1849 near St. Anthony Falls, has the distinction of being the first wood frame dwelling built west of the Mississippi." (Submitted on March 21, 2009.)
3. Start Seeing Art. "This sculpture honors the first settler in the city of Minneapolis, Col. John H. Stevens. It was sculpted by Johannes Sophus Gelert between 1911 and 1912 based on drawings by Jakob Fjelde." (Submitted on March 21, 2009.)
1. Original Location 1912 - 1935
The statue was a gift of Mrs. Phillip B. Winston, daughter of Colonel Stevens. In 1935 the statue was moved from its original location in Stevens Triangle (intersection of Portland Avenue and Grant Street, Minneapolis) at the request of Colonol Stevens' heirs, when construction disrupted the site. Its current location is near the Stevens House in Minnehaha Park.
— Submitted May 2, 2010, by James R. Kuntz of Warrenton, Missouri.
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