Richfield in Hennepin County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
A Stout Heart
1911 – 1943
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
Location. 44° 53.64′ N, 93° 11.263′ W. Marker is in Richfield, Minnesota, in Hennepin County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 55 north of State Highway 5, on the right when traveling north. Marker is between the Mississippi River and the parking lot at Historic Fort Snelling (one mile east of the Twin Cities International Airport). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Giacomo Constantino Beltrami (approx. 0.2 miles away); Elizabeth R. Snelling (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colonel Josiah Snelling (approx. 0.2 miles away); U.S. Army, Buildings 17 and 18 (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Prairie (approx. ¼ mile away); Wokiksuye K'a Woyuonihan (approx. 0.4 miles away); De Dakod Makoce Unkitawapi E E Three Islands in the Mississippi (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richfield.
Regarding Whiskey. Whiskey, who had served in the Philippines, belonged to Battery F of the Fourteenth Field Artillery, Third United States Infantry. The legendary trick horse delighted audiences for nearly 20 years by jumping through rings of fire, leaping obstacles, and bowing to the crowd. Source: The Military Historical Society of Minnesota
Also see . . . Whiskey's Grave. "Whiskey was a renegade horse when he arrived at Fort Snelling's cavalry barns in 1921. His genius was recognized and Whiskey became an attraction at Fort Snelling." (Submitted on March 21, 2009.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 21, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 2,177 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 21, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.