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Saint Paul in Ramsey County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Leif Erikson

Discoverer of America

 

— 1000 A.D. —

 
Leif Erikson Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 6, 2014
1. Leif Erikson Marker
Inscription.  

Erected through popular subscription
Sponsored by the
Minnesota Leif Erikson Monument
Association, Inc.
Presented to the
State of Minnesota
during its territorial centennial
October 9, 1949

Designed & executed by
John Karl Daniels

 
Erected 1949 by Minnesota Leif Erikson Monument Association, Inc. Through Popular Subscription.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration.
 
Location. 44° 57.331′ N, 93° 6.271′ W. Marker is in Saint Paul, Minnesota, in Ramsey County. Marker is on University Avenue east of Rice Street, on the right when traveling east. Monument is on the northwest Capitol grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Saint Paul MN 55155, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hubert H. Humphrey (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charles A. Lindbergh (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Spiral for Justice" Roy Wilkins Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Church of Saint Louis, King of France
Leif Erikson Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 6, 2014
2. Leif Erikson Monument
Capitol in background
(approx. half a mile away); St. Paul Civil War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Site of Minnesota's First Synagogue (approx. half a mile away); Central Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of First School Patrol Crossing in the World (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saint Paul.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Leif Eriksson at History.com. (Submitted on December 4, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Leif Eriksson Biography. (Submitted on December 4, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Voyages to Vinland. (Submitted on December 4, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Leif Erikson Statue image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 6, 2014
3. Leif Erikson Statue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 432 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 4, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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Nov. 25, 2020