Saint Paul in Ramsey County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The park was little used and largely uncared for until 1860 when Mayor John S. Prince procured shade trees to enhance the grounds. In 1872, summer evening concerts were initiated by the Great Western Band, and a year later a pair of squirrels was given for the park as a gesture of goodwill by the chief of police in Memphis, Tennessee. Among the many notable events celebrated in Rice Park was the 1883 reception held to mark the completion of the Northern Pacific Railroad. The fete was attended by President Chester A. Arthur, General Ulysses S. Grant, and General William T. Sherman.
Erected 1969 by the City Planning Board of St. Paul.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #21 Chester A. Arthur series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1969.
Location. 44° 56.675′ N, 93° 5.825′ W. Marker is in Saint Paul, Minnesota, in Ramsey County. Marker can be reached from West 4th Street west of North Market Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 109 West 4th Street, Saint Paul MN 55102, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Market Street Methodist Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Saint Paul Public Library (within shouting distance of this marker); The James J. Hill Reference Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Hamm's Bear (approx. 0.2 miles away); History of Saint Paul (approx. 0.3 miles away); Central Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pioneer Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Irvine Park / Irvine Park Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saint Paul.
Also see . . . The Source. City of St. Paul. "[Alonzo] Hauser (Submitted on May 9, 2011.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,433 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on May 9, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.