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Scandia in Washington County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

In Memory of the First Swedish Settlers in Minnesota

 
 
In Memory of the First Swedish Settlers in Minnesota west face image. Click for full size.
By McGhiever, May 20, 2016
1. In Memory of the First Swedish Settlers in Minnesota west face
Inscription.
[west face]
1850 1900
In memory of the First Swedish Settlers in Minnesota

[south face]
1850 – 1900
Oscar Roos, Carl Fernstrom och August Sansahl från Vestergötland, Sverige, bosatte sig å detta hemman omkring den 18 de Oktober 1850 och byggde härpå det första svenska stockhuset i Minnesota. Landsmän reste stenen.

[east face]
1850 – 1925
Re-dedicated June 24, 1925 in memory of the old pioneers
 
Erected 1900.
 
Location. 45° 14.03′ N, 92° 49.189′ W. Marker is in Scandia, Minnesota, in Washington County. Marker is on Olinda Trail, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Monument is in a white picket enclosure off a turnaround just north of Old Marine Trail N. Marker is in this post office area: Marine on Saint Croix MN 55047, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Swedes in Minnesota (approx. 1.4 miles away); William O'Brien State Park (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Marine Township Hall (approx. 3.3 miles away); Marine (approx. 3½ miles away); a different

South face image. Click for full size.
By McGhiever, May 20, 2016
2. South face
marker also named Marine (approx. 3½ miles away); Marine Mill Site (approx. 3½ miles away); Technological Revolution (approx. 3½ miles away); Boom, Then Bust (approx. 3½ miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on Hay Lake School. (Submitted on June 13, 2018, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota.)
2. Wikipedia article on Johannes Erickson House. (Submitted on June 13, 2018, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Text of adjacent sign
Detta historiska monument är beläget i det nordöstra hörnet av ett 40 acre (ca 16 ha) stort markområde som köptes av de tre första svensarna som bosatte sig i Minnesota. De byggde ett stockhus på stranden av Hay Lake som ligger 300 ft. (ca 90 m) från denna plats. År 1854 grundades Elim Lutheran Church i det huset. En skolbyggnad i tegel står på andra siden av vägen. Ett tvåvånings stockhus, som är beläget väster om skolan, buggdes år 1868. Det huset är tidsenligt inrett och är öppet för allmänheten under samma tider som skolbyggnaden.

This historic monument is situated on the north east corner of a 40-acre tract of land purchased Oct. 18, 1852 by the first three Swedish
East face image. Click for full size.
By McGhiever, May 20, 2016
3. East face
settlers in Minnesota. They built a log house on the shore of Hay Lake located 300 ft. south east of this site. In 1854 Elim Lutheran Church was organized in this same home. A brick school built in 1899 stands across the road. The two-story house located just west of the school was built in 1868 and is authentically furnished for that era and is open to the public the same hours as is the school.
    — Submitted June 13, 2018, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota.

 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Monument environs image. Click for full size.
By McGhiever, May 20, 2016
4. Monument environs
Adjacent sign image. Click for full size.
By McGhiever, May 20, 2016
5. Adjacent sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 12, 2018, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 12, 2018, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota.   5. submitted on June 13, 2018, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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