Near Kandiyohi in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Erected by the State of Minnesota through the Minnesota Historical Society and the Kandiyohi County Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the Minnesota Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1782.
Location. 45° 5.361′ N, 94° 52.797′ W. Marker is near Kandiyohi, Minnesota, in Kandiyohi County. Marker is on 120th Street Southeast (County Road 134) 3.4 miles south of 15th Avenue Northeast (U.S. 12), on the rightTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3610 120th Street Southeast, Willmar MN 56201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carrie Johnson (approx. 0.4 miles away); John Other Day Camp (approx. 3.4 miles away); Red River Trail (approx. 6.2 miles away); Diamond Lake Camp (approx. 7 miles away); Diamond Lake Community Park (approx. 7 miles away); US-Dakota War of 1862 Aftermath (approx. 7.1 miles away); Wheeler Lake Camp (approx. 7.3 miles away); Backlund / Lorentson Monument (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kandiyohi.
More about this marker. The marker has the Historic Site seal of the Kandiyohi County Historical Society · 1895. The Minnesota State Capitol is located on the north side of downtown St. Paul, approximately 100 driving miles to the east. Work began on the State Capitol in 1896, and construction was completed in 1905.
Regarding Capitol Hill. Between lakes Kasota and Mennetaga, Lucy "Le-Roi" Lobdell, disguised as a man, spent the winter of 1857-1858 to hold the claim for the proposed capital.
source: Willmar Lakes Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Also see . . .
1. A sad story of how Kandiyohi lost its capital bid. "... Had it been otherwise, the Kandiyohi lakes would now be in the very center of a vast metropolitan area." (Submitted on October 23, 2014.)
2. A Half Century of Capital Conflict. (Submitted on October 23, 2014.)
3. Kandiyohi, Minnesota. (Submitted on October 23, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 23, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,025 times since then and 121 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 23, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.