Little Falls in Morrison County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
"Father of Morrison County"
February 24, 1829 - January 9, 1908
Nathan Richardson, affectionately known as "Uncle Nate," was one of the founders of Morrison County when it was organized in 1856. He was later instrumental in expanding the county to include the portion on the west side of the Mississippi River. He assisted the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe with efforts to retain it's reservation, helped to develop the Little Falls & Dakota Railroad, and was Morrison County's first historian. Richardson has the distinction of holding more public offices than any other person in the history of the county
Minnesota State Legislator Register of Deeds Clerk of County Board of Commissioners Judge of Probate Mayor of Little Falls Postmaster County Attorney County Auditor Deputy State's Attorney Captain of Home Guards Chair of Little Falls Township Board Election Clerk President of Board of Education County Census-taker
Text by Mary Warner
Commemorated this 2nd day of June, 2006 in celebration of Morrison County's Sesquicentennial year.
Erected 2006 by Morrison County, Minnesota.
Topics. This historical marker is listed Government & Politics • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is June 2006.
Location. 45° 58.533′ N, 94° 21.63′ W. Marker is in Little Falls, Minnesota, in Morrison County. Marker is at the intersection of 2nd Street SE and 1st Ave, on the right when traveling north on 2nd Street SE. Monument is on the west grounds of the county courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 213 1st Street SE, Little Falls MN 56345, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. City Hall and Fire Department (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rhodes-Tanner Block (about 500 feet away); Sands Cafe (about 500 feet away); Rhodes-Wetzel Building (about 500 feet away); Butler Block (about 600 feet away); Buckman Hotel (about 600 feet away); Black and White Cafe (about 600 feet away); W. Tonn Block (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Little Falls.
Also see . . .
1. Biography of Nathan Richardson - A Bighearted Paleface Man. Morison County Historical Society PDF (Submitted on February 17, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Little Falls Self-Guided Historic Walking or Driving Tour. City Website entry (Submitted on November 1, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Morrison County, Minnesota. County Website (Submitted on November 1, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 364 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 1, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.