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Near New Ulm in Brown County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Turnverein Founding Site

 
 
Turnverein Founding Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, June 20, 2013
1. Turnverein Founding Site Marker
Inscription.  Von hier 717 fuss in der Richtung des Pfeils wurde am 11ten November 1856 der New Ulmer Turnverein gegruendet.

(From here, 717 feet in the direction of the arrow on the 11th of November 1856 the New Ulm Turnverein originated.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations. A significant historical year for this entry is 1856.
 
Location. 44° 20.994′ N, 94° 30.18′ W. Marker is near New Ulm, Minnesota, in Brown County. Marker is on KC Road, 0.8 miles west of North Broadway Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Ulm MN 56073, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pioneer Monument (approx. 1.3 miles away); Doughboy Monument (approx. 1.4 miles away); Leavenworth Rescue Expedition (approx. 2.9 miles away); Colonel Wilhelm Pfaender (approx. 2.9 miles away); In Recognition of a Minnesota Coaching Record (approx. 3 miles away); In Recognition of a Distinguished Career as a Player and Coach
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(approx. 3 miles away); New Ulm's Glockenspiel (approx. 3 miles away); Buenger Store (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Ulm.
 
More about this marker. Turnverein is derived from the German words turnen (gymnastics), and verein (club). The gymnastic society trained both mind and body.
 
Also see . . .
1. The German Turnverein. (Submitted on June 24, 2013.)
2. Turners. Wikipedia entry. "Together with Carl Schurz, the American Turners were supportive of the election of Abraham Lincoln as president of the United States. They provided the bodyguard at his inauguration on March 4, 1861, and at his funeral in April, 1865." (Submitted on June 24, 2013.) 
 
Turnverein Founding Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, June 20, 2013
2. Turnverein Founding Site Marker
Turnverein Founding Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, June 20, 2013
3. Turnverein Founding Site Marker
Direction of the arrow.
KC Road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, June 20, 2013
4. KC Road
Marker is in the distance, along the left side of the road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 24, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,176 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 24, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.

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