Excelsior in Hennepin County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Peter M. Gideon
Peter M. Gideon
Who Grew The Original
Wealthy Apple Tree
From seed, on this his homestead
— in 1868 —
The Native Sons of Minnesota
— June 1912 —
Erected 1912 by The Native Sons of Minnesota.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Horticulture & Forestry. A significant historical year for this entry is 1868.
Location. 44° 54.227′ N, 93° 35.432′ W. Marker is in Excelsior, Minnesota, in Hennepin County. Marker is at the intersection of Manitou Road (County Road 19) and Glen Road, on the left when traveling north on Manitou Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Excelsior MN 55331, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Peter M. Gideon and the Wealthy Apple (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Geology of Lake Minnetonka (approx. 1.2 miles away); In Honor of All Who Served and Those Who Died (approx. 1.4 miles away); Soldiers Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); Christmas LakeSurfSide Park (approx. 4.3 miles away); Minnetonka -- Queen of the Inland Lakes (approx. 4.3 miles away); Veterans Monument (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Excelsior.
Also see . . . Minesota History Magazine. Minnesota Historical Society; Peter M. Gideon, Pioneer Horticulturist. pdf (Submitted on September 6, 2012.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2012, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 629 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 6, 2012, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.