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

Samuel W. and Gideon H. Pond

 
 
Samuel W. and Gideon H. Pond Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, August 20, 2007
1. Samuel W. and Gideon H. Pond Marker
Inscription.  1834 – 1934
To honor Samuel W. and Gideon H. Pond

Volunteer missionaries to the Dakotas who arrived at Ft. Snelling May 6, 1834.

This tablet is placed on the house built in 1856 by Gideon H. Pond. Near-by is the site of the old mission house built of logs in 1843.

Placed June 1934 by Keewaydin Chapter D. A. R.
 
Erected 1934 by Keewaydin Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 6, 1908.
 
Location. 44° 48.796′ N, 93° 16.281′ W. Marker is in Bloomington, Minnesota, in Hennepin County. It is in East Bloomington. Marker can be reached from East 104th Street east of Clinton Avenue South, on the right when traveling east. Marker is in Pond-Dakota Mission Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 East 104th Street, Minneapolis MN 55420, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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walking distance of this marker. Gideon and Agnes Pond House (a few steps from this marker); 1856 Federal Style Gideon H. Pond House (a few steps from this marker); Changing Landscapes (within shouting distance of this marker); Oak Grove Mission (within shouting distance of this marker); Pond Family Heritage Timeline (within shouting distance of this marker); Missionaries to the Dakota (within shouting distance of this marker); Dakota Missions on the Frontier (within shouting distance of this marker); Dakota Life (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bloomington.
 
Samuel W. and Gideon H. Pond House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, August 20, 2007
2. Samuel W. and Gideon H. Pond House and Marker
Plaque is at the corner of the house above the white sign. The text on the white sign reads, "The 60,000 bricks used to build the Pond House in 1856 were made of clay and sand from the gully below. The lower level of the house is three bricks thick, the upper, two."
Nearby Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, August 20, 2007
3. Nearby Marker
1856 Federal style Gideon H. Pond House listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Restoration funded through a $270,000 grant appropriated by the Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources. A project of the Minnesota State Historical Society and the City of Bloomington.
Pond-Dakota Mission Park site of the 1843-1852 Oak Grove Mission.
Pond House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, August 20, 2007
4. Pond House and Marker
Park Entrance Sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, August 20, 2007
5. Park Entrance Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 12, 2023. It was originally submitted on January 22, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 2,769 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 22, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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