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St. Cloud in Sherburne County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

First Granite Quarry

 
 
First Granite Quarry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Liz Koele, November 18, 2021
1. First Granite Quarry Marker
Inscription.  

In the spring of 1868 Breen & Young opened the first commercial granite quarry in Minn. on the site of the present State Reformatory just west of this point. From this beginning the industry has developed into a business involving millions of dollars.
 
Erected 1930 by North Star Granite Corporation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1868.
 
Location. 45° 32.433′ N, 94° 6.45′ W. Marker is in St. Cloud, Minnesota, in Sherburne County. Marker can be reached from Voyageur Boulevard (U.S. 10) north of 32nd Street East, on the right when traveling north. The marker is located in the parking area for the Sand Prairie Wildlife Management Area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Cloud MN 56304, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. These Walls Do Talk (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The First Granite Quarry (approx. ¾ mile away); The Red River Trail (approx. 0.8 miles away); Fort Holes
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(approx. 2.3 miles away); Petters Building (approx. 2.8 miles away); B.P.O.E. Building (approx. 2.8 miles away); D.B. Searle Building (approx. 2.8 miles away); McClure & Searle [Building] (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Cloud.
 
First Granite Quarry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Liz Koele, November 18, 2021
2. First Granite Quarry Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 3, 2022. It was originally submitted on October 3, 2022, by Liz Koele of St. Paul, Minnesota. This page has been viewed 189 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 3, 2022, by Liz Koele of St. Paul, Minnesota. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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