Near Marine on St. Croix in Washington County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
William O'Brien State Park
William O'Brien State Park was established in 1945 with a donation to the State of Minnesota of 180 acres by Alice O'Brien. This gift was given in memory of her father William O'Brien, who was a pioneer lumberman.
This marker is dedicated to Alice O'Brien, whose foresight and generosity helped to preserve this park on the St. Croix River for future generations to enjoy.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1945.
Location. 45° 13.501′ N, 92° 45.929′ W. Marker is near Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Saint Croix Trail North (State Highway 95) 1˝ miles north of Chestnut Street, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located beyond the park entrance at the the park office. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16821 O'Brien Trail North, Marine on Saint Croix MN 55047, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wedge Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Marine Township Hall (approx. 1.7 miles away); Historic Marine on St. Croix (approx. 1.8 miles St. Croix National Scenic Riverway (approx. 1.8 miles away); Marine (approx. 1.9 miles away); Technological Revolution (approx. 1.9 miles away); Boom, Then Bust (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Marine (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marine on St. Croix.
Also see . . .
1. William O'Brien State Park. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website entry (Submitted on February 23, 2012.)
2. William O'Brien State Park. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on February 23, 2012.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 23, 2012, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 715 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 23, 2012, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.