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Mendota Heights in Dakota County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Pilot Knob

 
 
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By Keith L, October 28, 2010
1. Pilot Knob Marker
Inscription.
1851 1922
[symbol of the D.A.R.]
To Commemorate The Treaty at Mendota
Negotiated on
Pilot Knob
Whereby the Sioux Indians ceded their lands in the Territory of Minnesota and State of Iowa to the United States Government.
Placed by
Mendota Chapter, Daughters American Revolution
St. Paul, Minn.

 
Erected 1922 by Mendota Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 44° 52.702′ N, 93° 10.114′ W. Marker is in Mendota Heights, Minnesota, in Dakota County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Pilot Knob Road (County Road 31) and Acacia Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in Acacia Park Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2151 Pilot Knob Road, Saint Paul MN 55120, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. United States War Veterans Memorial (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mendota / Sibley House (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Peter's Church
Pilot Knob Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 28, 2010
2. Pilot Knob Marker
National Register of Historic Places Site #03001374
(approx. half a mile away); Mendota Work Camp No. 1 (approx. 0.6 miles away); General Henry Hastings Sibley (approx. 0.6 miles away); "Where the Waters Meet" (approx. 0.7 miles away); Faribault House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Sibley House Historic Site (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mendota Heights.
 
Also see . . .
1. Dakota County. Pilot Knob. (Submitted on October 31, 2010.) 

2. Sierra Club. Pilot Knob. "It is a place of distinctive historical and environmental importance, a sacred site, a burial place, a place known for its bird and animal populations, its natural beauty, and its impressive views of the city of Minneapolis and the Mississippi and Minnesota river valleys... Europeans named it Pilot Knob or Pilot Hill because the site was a prominent landmark used by steamboat captains and travelers." (Submitted on October 31, 2010.) 

3. Acacia Park Cemetery. History. (Submitted on October 31, 2010.) 
 
Additional keywords. Pilot's Knob
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
Acacia Park Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 28, 2010
3. Acacia Park Cemetery
Pilot Knob
The marker is beyond the right side office building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 31, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,151 times since then and 90 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 31, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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